Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Is Tooth Health Inherited?

Genetics and Good Teeth

It is indisputable that our genes determine an incredibly large number of our personal and physical characteristics. Eye color, predisposition to certain health conditions, and even the shape of our faces are all determined in some part by our genetics. That has led many to inquire as to the role genetics may or may not play in the condition and strength of our teeth. Scientists and dentists have yet to reach agreement on the issue, but it seems certain that the quest for knowledge on the topic will continue.

The concept of bad teeth is a rather broad one, encompassing a variety of definitions, depending on whom you ask. Teeth may be considered by some to be bad if they are poorly aligned, misshapen, yellowed, or sensitive. Missing or lost teeth can be the result of genetic factors or mutations. Genetic mutations that have combined with environmental factors such as viruses or the use of medications can also result in malformed or even missing teeth.

Genetics can, without doubt, result in certain malformations of the teeth, but stains on teeth tend to be the product of environmental factors. Cigarette use, drug use, bad dietary habits, and a lack of proper dental care all have the ability to produce unsightly discoloration. Therefore, by heeding some key advice from dentists about how to take good care of your teeth and gums, you can control a great deal of the health of your mouth:

  • Twice-daily brushing and flossing sessions are, of course, vital, as are regular visits to local affordable dentists.
  • ADA-approved toothpastes and rinses are essential parts of any proper dental care routine.
  • A nutrient-rich diet that contains only limited amounts of processed sugars can go a long way toward preventing excessive buildup of bacteria and plaque that lead to decay.
  • Avoiding tobacco products and drugs will reduce tartar deposits on tooth enamel, keeping teeth whiter.

While it is certainly true that genetic factors can create an environment in which tooth problems can take root, there are numerous ways to take the situation well in hand and have the healthy teeth you desire.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch.

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Patient Reviews
Danielle & staff are. I highly recommend this dentist. Keep up the great work.
Settimio S.
The entire staff here is fantastic!!
Nicole G.
I initially came in to This office after a traumatic Incident with another dentist. They were very Helpful and compassionate. One of the ladies, Alex, took me under her wing and reassured me […]
Heather B.
Efficient, friendly office staff and professional dental staff. Appt reminders and on time appointments. Office not pushing unnecessary dental work.
Deborah H.
Friendly staff, questionable hand hygiene, concerns over cavity diagnoses.
Emily D.
Excellent staff, very careing, quality work.
Domenic B.
Joy always treats me very well as does everyone in the office!
Marsha P.
Joy is always very professional, on time and does a great job explaining exactly what is going on.
Donald B.
My dental hygienist, Joy is the main reason that i would recommend your office. She is amazing and makes the visit a good experience!
Doris W.
I’ve been a patient for 3 years now. LOVE going to the dentist again! Dr. Purcell and his entire staff are off the hook in great customer service and professionalism. You won’t be […]
Linda B.
Friendly staff
Jennifer B.
The staff are all very personable and friendly, and they keep you informed of what’s going on every step of the way.
Mark S.
Joy is the best hygenist ever. She has cleaned my teeth for over 15 years and always has my best interest in mind. Keep it up Joy. Your awesome.
Captain G.
The staff at Advanced Dental are so wonderful. Joy is such a pleasure! She is so kind and gentle and is one of the best hygienists I have had clean my teeth. She is a real professional and took the […]
CARYN G.
Always a pleasure when Miguel takes care of my teeth cleaning. He always goes the extra mile to take care of me and keep my teeth looking great. Dr. “Tommy” Purcell is the only one […]
Francis H.
Keverly the dental hygentist is excellent.
Helen H.
Keverly is a great hygentist. She gives me good dental hygiene advice and keeps my teeth is good shape. She has been there a long time. I like that there isn’t a constant turnover in staff. The […]
Amy N.
Kind caring attitude of office and staff!
Bruce B.
I would recommend Advanced Dental Care to anyone needing a dentist. The Staff is so friendly and helpful. I always see Dr. Purcell, he is great!
Paula R.
short wait time, everyone is friendly, skilled & courteous employees. I told Miguel about my serious recent eye surgery…he gave me large plastic glasses–like a shield–to wear […]
Nancy L.
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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