Research has shown that some people’s genetic makeup can make them more prone to certain oral conditions, like the ones mentioned below.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease seems to run in certain families.

– Genetics can also affect the likelihood of having your teeth affected by decay.

– A family history of oral cancer could increase the chances of developing this disease.

Whether dental problems run in your family or not, it’s important that you follow the advice of your dentist on how to minimise the risks of developing oral disease.

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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.