Dental One Associates of Manassas
7800 Sudley Road, Suite 7810, Manassas, VA 20109

Genes and Oral Health

Genetics and Good Teeth

Lots of people fear dentists. However, following sound dental care practices and visiting an affordable dentist routinely are vital to keeping the mouth healthy and steering clear of potential oral health concerns. No matter how good your dental care habits may be, though, it is important to realize that genetics really can play a role in the health of your teeth and gums.

Genetics influence many things about us, including the health of our teeth and gums, the alignment of our teeth, and our susceptibility to oral diseases and tooth decay. Someone’s propensity for developing tooth decay and cavities is largely determined by the composition of their teeth, something determined in part by genetic factors. This helps to explain why some who brush and floss religiously have a mouthful of cavities, while those with lax dental care habits never seem to have a problem.

Research has revealed that those more likely to develop cavities tend to share certain genetically determined characteristics. Among these factors are things such as excessive grooves in the teeth, poor tooth alignment, and absence of a neutralizing factor in the saliva that can help eliminate the acid responsible for cavities. These traits create conditions in which bacteria can thrive and ultimately produce decay.

Another dental concern that has genetic connections is periodontal disease. Patients with a family history of periodontitis or gingivitis have much greater risk of developing the conditions themselves. The ability to fight back against such diseases is also impacted by genetics, in that the strength—or weakness—of the immune system is often inherited.

Practicing proper oral hygiene habits and making regular visits to an affordable dentist’s office are crucial to any successful dental care plan. But because there is no escaping the fact that genes can impact the makeup and inherent strength of the teeth, dentists and patients alike must consider family history when assessing overall dental health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Manassas, call Dental One Associates of Manassas today at (571) 535-2365 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Manassas. With 5 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Manassas, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Manassas.

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Patient Reviews
The services of the staff is very good.
Pearl L.
On time and quality care.
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Since it had been many years since I had last seen a dentist, I was a little apprehensive in my first visit. The staff put me at ease (at least as […]
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The experience was a good one.
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Anonymous
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I was happy with the services!
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David C.
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Jesse W.
Taken back right on time, dental cleaning in a timely fashion with Andrea and I was done ! No complaints whatsoever.
Jane B.
Always a great experience no matter how painful the procedure!
Eva A.
Dr did an awesome job. Was gentle and seemed concerned, often they are not.
John N.
Patient friendly environment. I absolutely love the staff.
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My experience at Dental One was very good.
Paul S.
Never disappointed and I always leave with a smile!
Eva A.
Service was good
Jeyanthi M.
I have been with this office for seven years and even though there has been some staff turnover, everyone is still professional and pleasant.
Janet W.
I have been going to this office for over a decade. The staff is always professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Also, they bend over backwards to […]
John(jd) L.
This was my first visit to see the hygenist Andrea. She was very pleasant and very informative and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. She […]
Jodi K.
Always excellent. Everything was explained and my dental health keeps improving!
Sharon F.
Dr. Ramisetty is simply the best in my opinion. She just has a way of making me comfortable and that is very important to a dental coward such as […]
Matthew N.
I find the entire staff to be polite, friendly and professional in the services they offer and how they treat me each and every time I have been in […]
David L.
I do recommend this place very nice
Vilma A.
Great, front desk people are nice, dentists are good.
Khin O.
I felt very cared for and well taken care of.
Arthur W.
Even for a surgery they made it as painfree as possible and the staff was really great
Trenton M.
Always a wonderful experience and very pleasant staff.
Sharon F.
Jennifer was great, low pain, teeth looked great and great advice on keeping up with my dental care routine.
Sarah C.
So many dentist in the world but i feel like I've found the best one!
Eva A.
Great visit, friendly and professional staff.
Amy H.
Friendly staff and doctor
Joana D.
It was probably the best dental visit have experienced.
David M.
Andrea did her usual magic in a timely fashion. Job well done.
Charles D.
My experience was very good in terms of timing and the service I received.
Paul S.
Great visit, as always.
Oren J.
very happy
David G.
The staff is professional and Dr. K is the best!
Joan G.
Dr. Ramesetti is awesome. She has performed many procedures for me, and I knew without a doubt, she'd ensure I received the best care and treatment.
Jeannine B.
It was easy to make an appointment with a narrow schedule for me,They did all the work that needed to be done at one sitting. They did a very […]
Richard S.
Manassas Dental One is the best!!!
John O.
Friendly and kind staff create a fun and relaxed environment, and were also great at dealing with my insurance to make sure I was properly covered […]
Philip F.
Always A Good visit
Ray H.
Will never look forward to going to the dentist but Manassas Dental One does a good job to minimize the discomfort. I'll probably stay with them […]
John M.
Another great appointment.
Oren J.
I always like Dr. Ramasety (spelling). She is very good and wonderful.
Marianne M.
Every one is very friendly ' I feel like one of the family every time I visit ' thanks"
Jerry B.
It good and fast doctor Lyn did everything he could to make feel comfortable very happy with the outcome of the surgery the only thing I wish they […]
Jose S.
Staff was very friendly!!
Raymond H.
Not visiting dental facilities often, I cannot judge what is average. My wife says Dental one is good and she is a good judge of medical services. My […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (571) 535-2365
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