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New research shows oral health is linked to genetics
Updated: 9/23/2010 7:00:07 PM

New research shows oral health is linked to genetics Tooth decay is a common trend among individuals of all ages. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it affects more than 25 percent of children who are 2 to 5 years old.

Researchers the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University have now linked this dental problem with genetic factors as they discovered that multiple factors can contribute to tooth decay, including tooth structure.

Researchers studied a number of families and analyzed each individual by using biological samples. They also took into account the demographic area in which these patients' lived as well as their overall oral health.

They concluded that genes within the taste pathway are associated with cavities and the potential risk for developing this problem. William Giannobile, editor in chief at the Journal of Dental Research, says that this explains why some individuals are susceptible to tooth decay and "how patients' preferences that are genetically predetermined may put patients at risk for disease."

The CDC reports that cavities can be prevented by keeping up with oral hygiene. Individuals who need to seek affordable ways to fight tooth decay can find low-cost dental care through discount dental plans.

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