Gentle Dental of Warren
29753 Hoover Road, Suite B, Warren, MI 48093

Are Your Teeth at the Mercy of Genetics?

Genetics and Good Teeth

Our genes shape our physical beings in both large and small ways. Geneticists are studying how their influence may even determine our oral health, but the answers are unclear. With more information, affordable dentists could provide preventative dental care for those at higher risk of tooth and gum disease. Dentists can often tell if a problem is due to neglectful hygiene habits or other underlying factors. Genetic factors are beyond a patient’s control, but we can’t blame everything on our parents.

Dental Problems Associated with Genetic Factors – Common structural dental problems related to genetic factors include malformed or missing teeth, tooth misalignment, and unusual shape and configuration of tooth roots. Genes also influence the development or absence of third molars, and they’re to blame in many cases of oligodontia, a condition where more than six teeth are missing at birth. Tooth crowding and misalignment are usually related to jaw formation. Genetic mutations often work hand in hand with environmental factors such as exposure to radiation or viruses.

What You Can’t Blame on Your Parents – Some problems are more strongly influenced by environmental and behavioral factors. Discoloration or staining of teeth is related to smoking, prescription and recreational drug use, fluoride exposure, hygiene habits and even some dental procedures like root canals and fillings. Tooth decay, although it may be worsened by hereditary weakness, is most often due to a lack of proper dental care. Fortunately, affordable dentists can offer ways to correct these problems, whether they are due to genetics or not.

Know Which Factors You Can Control –
To keep a healthy smile, control the things you can. Brush twice daily with an ADA-approved toothpaste. Floss every day. Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid consuming an excess of carbonated drinks and sugary junk foods. When you do eat sweets, brush and gargle to remove bacteria before it can harm your teeth. If you smoke, discuss cessation options with your doctor. Even though heredity may play a part in your oral health, you can beat the odds by practicing healthy habits and seeing your dentist regularly.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Warren, call Gentle Dental of Warren today at (586) 933-5516 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Warren. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Warren, 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 Gentle Dental of Warren. 

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Patient Reviews
I actually enjoy going to Gentle Dental! All of the associates are friendly, professional, and courteous! I have recommended several family members […]
Lacoria H.
This was my first time at this dentist. Was a very pleasant experience. They were very friendly and fast and very clean. :)
Sandra K.
Gentle Dental is one of the best dentist ever been to in years I highly recommend them for everyone !!!!!!
Michael B.
The staff was friendly and explained everything clearly to my understanding a very clean place.
James B.
My hygienist was very thorough. She took good care of me.
Anonymous
They are Great. I am terrified of the dentist, but they made me feel comfortable.
Louise T.
The staff here is friendly and nice. They actually care about you, they offered cover to keep warm and magazines to read while I wait on my dentist […]
Anonymous
Hygienist was very thorough and informative.
Anonymous
Fast and efficient service
Tamia W.
Everybody was so nice from the time i walked in. They greeted me as soon as i walked in and continued to assist me the whole time i was there. They […]
Joselyn B.
good dentist
Anonymous
I can't tell you how much I loved my experience at Gentle Dental. I've never felt so comfortable and so informed. They do everything they can to make […]
Latressa F.
It was great had to get 3 fillings it was painless and it did not take all day I'm no longer scared of the dentist
Patricia E.
Hygienist was thorough and timely
Anonymous
I like Dr.Will. He is very nice and talented
Wei Y.
Dr. Murphy was very professional and supportive. t was my first time with her and I really appreciated her attention to my problem.
Fawn K.
Dr. Mangal was very thorough with me and very gentle. Talked to me through the whole procedure. I would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone looking for […]
Patrick M.
The dentist (I believe Dr. Weiss, not sure) was amazing and his assistant did a great job as well. They made me feel comfortable, took their time and […]
Matthew B.
The hygienist, Sheiva, did an excellent job.
Malcolm H.
Always great and fast service
Kayla W.
I was very satisfied with the service, and I will be making my appointment again. I ' m trying to get the money for my teeth cleaning.
Sharon W.
The treatment was encouraging and informative.
Sharon W.
Professional personable Effiecient
Sue A.
It was a excellent experience.
Wei Y.
I had my teeth cleaned and had a tooth pulled with no pain. The staff was very plasent.
James G.
On time, quick & thorough. What more can I say.
Kim S.
Nice office and a great staff
Jeff L.
I would recommend this dentist to anyone! They are fabulous, friendly people, everyone in the office. I am a patient of Dr. Murphy. Her and her […]
Rachael S.
As their name indicate they are very gentle and do everything to make it less painful on you.
Melissa M.
Third vist everything was great.
Michael K.
I was in the office yesterday for three fillings and Dr. Mangal made my visit as comfortable as possible. He's gentle and thorough with his […]
Deshawn Z.
I'm very happy with gentle dental.their so friendly.and they care about your need.i will tell all my friends and family.
Delsy H.
I had a great experience the work was good and the doctor gave me very important information about how to take care of my teeth you can tell that the […]
Milton P.
Very impressed with the work on my teeth
Keith C.
I was very pleased with everyone I dealt with at this facility.
Michael D.
Staff was very friendly and professional, made me feel very comfortable.
Corey M.
I started going because of the name Gentle Dental and they hold up to the name. I am terrified of dentist mainly because of the pain, but here they […]
Tiara F.
There was no wait and they were fast.
Anonymous
The staff was very friendly. The dentist explained everything to me. They were all very helpful and professional.
Lisa B.
I got 5 fillings yesterday. I could tell the office was busy, but they didnt rush and remained attentive to my needs.
Nickole F.
The staff was wonderful, informative, friendly, & very interested in how the procedure was affecting me (the client). I'm so happy I found Gentle […]
Carly L.
I can truly say, their rating is excellent. This is the first time I ever went to the dentist and didn't experience pain.
Alene G.
Great experience... I'm not scared to go to the dentist anymore everyone was so nice and live up to the name GENTAL my dentist was very gentle and […]
Jodi S.
Friendly personnel. Very little waiting. Procedure didn't last nearly as long as was anticipated. Experiencing no discomfort today; three days after […]
Kathleen O.
My visit was very professional and my dentist was good! The only thing my visit was little pricey! But hey! Good job GD!
Julius G.
Alyssa was very thorough and fast.
Kim S.
As a first time patient, who is deathly afraid of the dentist, i was treated very nicely and the dentist and asst. were very patient with me and my […]
David R.
I was very pleased with the service I received at this Gentle Dental
Michael D.
Dr Weiss worked very professionally, with patience explaining what he was doing and giving me options. I apprecaite the good work his has done.
Thomas B.
Everything went perfectly and no pain afterwards.
Kim S.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (586) 933-5516
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