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
All of the staff are caring, professional, and go out of their way to ensure that your experience is a great one!
Linda W.
Great dentists, assistants and staff.
Shahrzad N.
Tara did a wonderful job , I only had a teeth cleaning but she did a great job and I stayed very relaxed
Patricia B.
A good experience getting old filling replaced.
Patricia S.
Excellent treatment
Oren J.
Very good service and friendly staff
Ragan R.
Have had a lot of dental work done here… my whole family… things always go well. Highly recommend… Robert
Robert P.
Everyone very friendly
Francine L.
Very friendly ! More than accommodating.
John O.
Great people and nice job , very dedicated Thanks Dr khosravi and cesar Lemus.
Marlene I.
Tremendous sensitivity and help for my elderly mother’s oral situation. Much more to come. Thank you!
Minna H.
Had multiple bridges, work done on my teeth. Wonderful job done.
Manoj S.
Not at all disappointed. Everyone was professional and kind!!!!
Eric B.
Great people
Anthony G.
Excellent service and nice cleaning. I have been going to this location for years now. Highly recommend it.
Bubble B.
Been going for years, always outstanding service!
Jeannine B.
Everything went well and explained throughout the whole procedure. Very kind assistant also..
Eric B.
Immaculate environment. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
S.p. M.
I felt very welcome and comfortable throughout the entire visit. Considering this was my first one I was very impressed by level of care they shown .
John O.
Awesome experience!!! Enjoyed the employees and atmosphere!!!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (571) 535-2365
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