Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Genetics Linked to Dental Health

Genetics and Good Teeth

Strong teeth, weak teeth, straight teeth, crooked teeth, cavities, and gum disease are all influenced by your genetics, but your family medical history doesn’t have the final word. Oral health is among the few health factors that can be carefully managed to overcome the powerful influence of genetics. However, this requires not only diligence to at-home dental care, but routine visits to an affordable dentist. Your dentist can help you spot early warning signs of disease and offer effective treatment plans to address or reverse the condition. Don’t give up on your oral health just because you think it is out of your control because of teeth genetics. Talk to your dentist about your family history and possible risks, then work together to ensure that your teeth remain healthy for a lifetime.

Millions of people are affected by gum disease and cavities. Many people wonder: are bad teeth genetic? Actually, everything about your smile and the state of your oral health is influenced in some way by your genetic make-up. One survey reports that teeth genetics play an important role in the oral health of about 30 percent of Americans.

A common trait passed down from generation to generation is greater susceptibility to cavities. A specific genetic variation was recently isolated and is believed to be connected to a higher incidence of cavities. Other genetically linked factors that raise the risk of cavities include low mineral saliva (unable to fight off acid erosion) and poorly aligned teeth (difficulty cleaning between teeth).

Gum disease is also significantly linked to genetics. The same study that discovered a genetic variation connected to cavities, also found a specific gene that when activated, increases the risk of gum disease by up to 70%. You can also be at an increased risk of gum disease if you have family history of weakened immune defenses or poor immune response mechanisms.

If the effect of teeth genetics is a concern to you, talk to an affordable dentist in Kennesaw. He or she can help you develop a lifelong treatment plan, including dental care habits that will address your potential weak spots.

By practicing good dental care habits, you can enjoy a healthy smile, no matter what may be lingering in your family medical history.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Kennesaw. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Kennesaw, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Kennesaw.

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Patient Reviews
This is a great facility for the family, both adults and children (5 YO). No tears! The staff is very friendly. Will definitely return.
Mindy A.
I love this dental office! The hygienist is really sweet and always does an amazing job cleaning my teeth. The dentist and staff are also very nice.
Brandi W.
I’ve been going to this dental office for over 2 years and it has been the best experience I’ve had in a dental office. They are super flexible and respectful of time. If I could give 10 stars I […]
Aaron G.
The office is close, the staff is friendly and you can alway get an appointment
Patricia C.
Dr. Wheeless and staff are awesome. Finding a new dentist is stressful but I couldn’t be more pleased with being referred to Dental One Associates. They are very friendly yet professional. I highly […]
Dana R.
Good, clean, knowledgeable, and professional.
John M.
I was apprehensive due to dental issues. I was listened to and every effort was made to ensure my comfort and providing quality care.
Lenora K.
Professional office. Hygienist always gives tips and pointers on how to keep teeth clean between visits.
Carla U.
Exceptional service. Everyone is very professional and focused on their particular jobs. Office & rooms always very clean.
Patricia W.
the staff are all friendly and helpful. The dentist is very good at her profession. She is very informative about procedures and needs and explains things very clearly. A very nice place if you have […]
Craig F.
I had a very good cleaning and the office staff was very helpful.
Peggy C.
Concern, friendliness, professionalism and knowledge
Dianne B.
I barely had any pain compared to most dentists I had been to and everyone was extremely nice!
Morgan O.
Dr Wheeless and her assistant made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions.
Deborah O.
Great services and less painful experience than I normal have. Front teeth work is not pleasant but it was bearable thanks to Dr. Gessling.
Eletta G.
Very professional, friendly staff.
Cheryl R.
The office is great, I love the staff. Dr. Willis was great and Jessica the hygienist is fantastic. These ladies making going to the dentist so nice.
Victoria F.
Awsome staff, great place to go for all your dental needs.
Jesus A.
I have gone to Dental One Kennesaw for a few years and they do a great job for me and my family. Very friendly staff.
David M.
Friendly staff, excellent service. minimal wait time, appointment availability
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (404) 381-1480
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