Are There Any Dental Diseases Which May be Hereditary?

Research suggests it is possible for a person to inherit certain dental diseases. Your dentist can help you maintain your oral health and advise you during your regular check-ups and teeth cleanings.

Key takeaways:

– Genetics could make you more likely to have gum disease, making dentist appointments even more crucial.

– You should inform your dentist of any family history of oral cancer as it is possible you may be more susceptible to the disease.

– Research suggests teeth enamel defects may be hereditary, putting you more at risk of cavities.

“When tooth enamel is missing on parts of your teeth, the softer tissues of your tooth are exposed to bacteria that can lead to tooth decay.”

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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