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Did you know that numerous oral health risks and disorders can be linked to genetic predispositions? The truth is that some individuals are more likely to suffer from various oral health risks than others. For example, sleep apnea can often arise due to genetic markers within a person’s DNA.

If you are genetically predisposed to an oral health risk, it does not mean you automatically will contract that disease or condition. Even though specific elements such as cavities and gum disease do have genetic markers, with effective care you can make sure that even if you are genetically predisposed to these diseases and conditions, they can be prevented.

Although modern technology has come a long way, there are no current systems available in our world that can accurately and precisely predict which oral health disorders you will be at the highest risk for. However, it is important to notice your family history and any irregularities that tend to arise in multiple individuals and generations within your family tree. No matter your risk for an oral health disorder, always have effective treatment plants in place, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleaning.

With effective oral health care, your smile will not only look better, but it can be better prepared for any issues that may arise in the future. If you would like to meet with Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt and our team at Ridge View Smile Care for an examination, please call 435-752-1434 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Logan, Utah. We make smiles great!