Physical appearance and personality traits are influenced by our genes. Scientists also indicate that some people could be at higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay and other dental issues as a result of their genetic makeup. However, the over-riding message is that the way that we take care of our teeth and overall health still has the greatest impact of all.

– Maintain a daily routine of brushing and flossing.

– Exercise, eat healthily and avoid smoking and too much alcohol.

– Visit your dentist regularly.

Our smiles are the result of our genetic makeup. Read the full story here:

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.