​Fighting Hereditary Dental Problems

​Fighting Hereditary Dental Problems

Just like hair and eye colour, certain dental issues can be passed down through generations.

Which may sound scary, but in fact can be managed by visiting your dentist.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some hereditary dental problems, as well as the importance of seeing your dentist regularly. So that you can ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles for generations to come!

Hereditary Dental Problems

Enamel Hypoplasia

Enamel hypoplasia is a genetic condition that results in inadequate enamel development on teeth, making them more susceptible to damage and decay. Regular dental check-ups allow your dentist to identify signs of enamel hypoplasia early and recommend appropriate treatments such as dental bonding to strengthen and enhance the appearance of affected teeth.


Malocclusion, or misaligned teeth, is a hereditary dental problem that can lead to difficulties with your bite, chewing, and speech. By visiting your dentist regularly, they can monitor your teeth alignment and suggest treatments, including clear aligners, to correct malocclusion and improve your oral health.

Gum Disease

Gum disease can be an inherited dental issue and is caused by bacteria build-up on teeth and gums. Leading to inflammation and, in severe cases, tooth loss. Regular dental visits enable your dentist to perform professional cleanings, removing plaque and tartar and reducing the risk of gum disease. If you have a family history of gum disease, your dentist can work with you to develop a personalised preventative plan to keep these conditions at bay.

Regular dental visits are essential in the early detection and management of hereditary dental problems. If you think you could be at risk of a hereditary dental problems, feel free to book your appointment here. 
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 During your check-up at Hest Bank Dental Care your dentist will:

  • Examine your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for any signs of hereditary dental issues.
  • Discuss your family’s dental history and assess your risk for genetic dental problems.
  • Provide personalised recommendations for preventative measures and treatments.
  • Educate you on proper oral hygiene practices to maintain good oral health.
  • Monitor your oral health over time and adjust your care plan as needed.

Understanding the importance of regular dental visits for your oral health as well as managing hereditary dental problems is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile.

While hereditary dental problems can be concerning, regular dental visits play a vital role in early detection, prevention, and management of these issues. Staying informed and maintaining an open dialogue with your dentist will help you navigate any potential problems and ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for you and your family.

At Hest Bank Dental Care, you can choose from a wide range of services tailored to address dental issues and improve your overall dental well-being. From preventative care to specialised treatments, our experienced team can help you overcome oral health problems.

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