Are orthodontic issues hereditary?
Is it possible to inherit crooked, over-crowded or weak teeth? According to studies, our parents must contribute to our dental shape and size. But can we also inherit dental problems in the process?
– Since the size and the shape of you jaw and teeth are hereditary, it is possible to inherit orthodontic issues.
– Childhood habits like mouth-breathing and prolonged thumb-sucking may cause gaps, overbites and under-bites.
– Remember, orthodontic issues might be hereditary but your dental health is your responsibility.
Also, visit the dentist regularly for checkups.
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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.