Startling Facts Are Bad Teeth Inherited?
02/19/2010

With Todays High Rising Dental Costs. More and More People Just don't Have Dental Insurance. We have all been told to eat right floss and brush Often.

Online PR News – 19-February-2010 – – With Todays High Rising Dental Costs. More and More People Just don't Have Dental Insurance. We have all been told to eat right floss and brush Often. And if you follow these you will have your teeth for years to come. I always thought that I inherited my moms bad teeth? She had all her teeth pulled at age 35. I had bad teeth since I was about 40 years old. My son is 32 and had most of his teeth pulled. The Question is "Is Bad teeth Inherited"?

DR. Loyola Correa Say:

There is an Old Wives tale that bad teeth are inherited from a parent. There is ample evidence that individuals who have bad teeth and gums, almost always have a parent with the same problem. But are bad teeth really inherited? Can this myth be true?

Scientific research has proven that bad teeth are not inherited. Parents, who taste the food while feeding a child, transfer the bacteria from their mouths to the child, via the feeding spoon. This led to this dental myth. Don’t use the same spoon to feed the child and stop this transfer of infection.

Fact: Bacteria causing bad teeth and gums get transferred to children by spoons.

Dr. Ellie Say:

Parents do pass on bad teeth to their children, but not in the way you think. It isn't genetics--tooth decay is an infectous disease!

Parents transfer (or "infect") their children with "cavity-forming" bacteria through kissing and other common contact. Aggressive tooth bacteria can actually be with a person their whole lives and be passed through generations.

It is also important to know that baby teeth do matter--children with decay in their baby teeth are nearly 3 times more likely to have decay in their permanent teeth. But eating xylitol (and products with xylitol such as Zellies), can change this pattern. Parents who eat xylitol can reduce tooth decay in their children by up to 80%.

There is something you can do to stop the pattern of tooth decay in your family. Your son does not have to suffer the same dental problems that you have. Use xylitol, and the CWT program and you will be protecting your family...for generations.

Most startling facts. Most of us never new.