Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Is the Condition of Our Teeth Caused by Genetics?


Without question, genetics play a significant role in the people we ultimately grow to be. Things such as facial contour, height, and hair color are all determined in large part by our hereditary makeup. Many have wondered whether the condition of our teeth is also shaped by genetic factors. Though scientists have not yet reached consensus on this question, inquiries on the part of dentists and patients alike persist.

The definition of bad teeth is rather broad, depending on whom you ask. Teeth may be considered by some to be bad if they are poorly aligned, misshapen, sensitive, or discolored. Missing or lost teeth can be the result of genetic factors or mutations. Genetic mutations that have combined with environmental factors such as viruses or the use of medications can also result in malformed or even missing teeth.

While genes do play a role in cases of malformed teeth, when it comes to stained teeth, environmental influences are much more likely to be the cause. Smoking, poor diet, drug use, and a failure to follow proper dental care protocols can all lead to discoloration of the teeth. Therefore, by heeding some key advice about how to take good care of your teeth and gums, you have the ability to control a great deal in terms of the overall health of your mouth.

It is important to brush and floss the teeth no less than twice a day, and routine visits to affordable dentists in Flint are indispensable. The use of fluoride rinses and toothpaste products are also helpful to maintaining strong teeth and gums. A nutrient-rich diet that contains only limited amounts of processed sugars can go a long way toward preventing excessive buildup of bacteria and plaque that lead to decay. Avoiding tobacco products and drugs will help minimize tartar deposits onto tooth enamel, keeping teeth as white as possible.

Dentists agree that while genetic factors can create an environment in which tooth problems can take root, a proper dental care routine will go a long way in maintaining the healthy teeth you desire.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, 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 Family Dental Group.

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Patient Reviews
Pure great service all round. Friendly, patient, empathetic, and good sense of humor–funny how it as sounds like an ad for a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Michelle L.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!
Ronda M.
Decided to change dentist for my 15yr old son and super pleased i did over all seems like the best decision i made got an appointment right away fixed the problem he had been having in half hr that […]
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Lisa C.
I’ve been coming to Family Dental Group for 30years. I love my doctor and his staff are very good and friendly people , I wouldn’t go anywhere else for dental work.
Peggy B.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff that care to do things right and make sure the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.
Sabrina J.
Shannan, my hygienist, is very thorough. She is attentive and makes my visit a good experience.
Penny V.
I have been going to Dr. Madany for 5 years and have never had a bad experience he is great as is everyone who works there! Excellent customer service!
Kimberly S.
Expert care,
Ronald C.
Personel, cleanliness.
Linda A.
I like the fact that the doctors and dental assistants care about the patients and do a great job that keeps me coming back
Dexter G.
I have been attending Family Dental Group for many years…..probably 20 or more years…..they are the BEST in friendliness…..caring …..and professional….I can not imagine going anywhere else […]
Garnet E.
Friendly dental care. Shannon and Dr Butcher are the best.
Jason D.
Dr White is the best dentist I have ever had. Totally free of pain.
Aj B.
The whole environment was warm and welcoming, the staff seemed genuine and everyone was so nice the wait wasn’t long and they got me in and out within an acceptable time
Zyara W.
Great hours of availability and a simply AWESOME staff!!!!
Marisa F.
I feel like the office staff is kind and professional and the dentists make me feel at ease and take the time to make sure all my questions have been answered.
Shawn S.
The staff was really nice & professional, and the Dr was professional.
Mortisa M.
Dr. Madany has seen my 3 & 4 year old several times, and was fantastic! My 3 year old injured her mouth, late in the evening, and he saw her right away. Can’t say enough good about his.
Tess R.
The dentist in office staff were friendly and worked well with my two-year-old .
Wyatt N.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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