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Myth: My parents have bad teeth therefore I will too [ video ]


– Hi, it’s Dr. Shehan from Dentists of Ivanhoe and today I want to bust the myth that my parents had bad teeth, therefore I will, too.

Guys, genetics play a very small role when it comes to your teeth and your gums. What has a much bigger impact is your diet, your oral hygiene habits and your lifestyle.

So if you find that your mom or your dad have false teeth or they’ve got really bad teeth, it doesn’t mean that you’re gonna end up with bad teeth. Have some faith, follow all your instructions from your dentist, do the right things and there’s no reason why you can’t have a healthy mouth for the rest of your life. I see a lot of people with beautiful, healthy teeth and their parents have false teeth or their parents have had bad teeth. So have some faith, do the right things and everything should fall into place for you.

If you have any questions about your dental health, feel free to Contact Us and ask our friendly dental team!