Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

Were you born to have bad teeth, or did you break them?

When it comes to allocating blame for tooth decay, one of the most common chronic childhood diseases worldwide, experts point fingers at both genes and dental hygiene as causes. Excessive sugar consumption and acid buildup in the mouth have long been linked with cavities, but there are clearly other factors in play.

That the casualty waters are still muddy is evident when diligent brushers and flossers get cavities, while there ar

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