Genes May Be Linked To Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

If you’re diligent about your oral health yet still prone to cavities, it might not be your fault. It could be linked to your genes. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine have found that certain genetic variations may be the cause of tooth decay and aggressive periodontitis and have published two papers on the topic. According to Dr. Alexandre Vieira, an assistant professor of oral biology at Pitt and senior author of both papers, the rate of dental caries can be influenced by individual variations, or polymorphisms, in a gene called beta defensin 1 (DEFB1), which
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5 Reasons Porcelain Veneers Can Be A Great Investment In Your Health

1. Whiter Smile – A master ceramicist custom-crafts your porcelain veneers according to design choices agreed upon by you and your cosmetic dentist. Because they cover your natural teeth, you may choose the shade that fits your goals, for a whiter, brighter smile. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with teeth sensitive or resistant toteeth bleaching. 2. Improved Teeth Shape – Because veneers fit over your teeth, you can camouflage your natural tooth shape. If you have chips or cracks, the veneers will hide these flaws. You can also choose a tooth shape and length that better complements your facial
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