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How do genetic factors influence oral health


Updated on: 19 March,2023 04:09 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Maitrai Agarwal |

From protein levels to teeth alignment, genetic factors deeply influence dental health. Ahead of World Oral Health Day, we’ve got a medical expert to explain the basics

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on March 20. Image for representational purposes only. Photo Courtesy: Istock

It is widely known that it is not just our appearance that we inherit from our parents, but also an increased risk of diseases and health conditions. While there are thousands of genetic disorders, from diabetes to migraine, we rarely consider dental health as a cause of concern. Ahead of World Oral Health Day, which is celebrated on March 20 every year, we’ve got Dr Sharon Colaco Dias, Prosthodontist and Implantologist, head of dental medicine at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore to outline how genetic factors influence oral health.

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