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Did you know that there are people who don’t brush their teeth but still don’t get cavities? Other brush and floss their teeth regularly, but still find themselves fighting tooth decay. Sadly, some people are more vulnerable to cavities than others are, but did you know that you could be more vulnerable to tooth decay because of genetics?

For example, did you know that crowded teeth could leave you more vulnerable to cavities? The way your teeth erupt can be caused by genetics. Crowded teeth could also make it very difficult for you to clean your mouth well. Sadly, if you can’t keep your teeth as clean as you could, you’ll be more at risk for decay.

Your genetics can also influence how hard, or how soft, your teeth are. As you may have guessed, the harder your enamel is, the more protected your teeth are. Unfortunately, if your enamel is too soft, there may not be anything you can do to address the issue. In other words, if you suffer from soft enamel, you’ll be more likely to get a cavity.

Of course, there are things you can avoid doing if you’re interested in preventing cavities. For example, if you have a sweet tooth, you could face a number of serious issues. Of course, you can avoid these issues simply by avoiding too many sweets. Brushing after you enjoy sweets can also help you avoid cavities.

If you’re interested in learning more about cavities, or about how you can treat them, please don’t hesitate to contact Ultimate Smile Dental at 954-566-5428. Dr. Robert Wagner and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.