You can’t blame your parents for state of your teeth

A new study by the J. Craig Venter Institute has found that a person's chances of getting gum disease increase if they consume more sugar. These chances are not influenced by their genes.

You cannot blame bad oral health on your genes, as your dietary and hygiene habits are what determines it, a new study has found.The report, by J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), was the first of its kind in looking at whether or not gum disease is hereditary, and it concluded that it is only dependent upon how well you care for your gums and teeth.While some bacteria found in the mouth is hereditary, these strands do not play a role in tooth decay. But bacteria that results from too much suga...