CARIES AND GENES. A HEREDITARY PROBLEM?
"What do caries have to do with genes"? An exciting question, which researchers dedicated themselves to worldwide. In this blog post we would like to take a closer look at the developments of this research and summarize exciting impressions of science as well as a study from the year 2017. These findings are important for future advances in dentistry and dentistry - and the human organism. Reason enough to perform this interesting development!
Researchers from the USA and Australia published a study on the topic "genes". In their analysis, they examined the influence of genes on the oral microbiome to find out what role they play in caries and its formation.
This study was raised big. Genes from a total of 485 twin children between the ages of five and eleven were studied. Of these, 280 pairs were dizygotic, 205 monozygotic and a pair of triplets.
Reason for the selection were two different hypotheses of the research team.
With increasing age, the oral bacterial colonization changesTwins regularly share the same developmental environmentSo far so good. It has been found that genes actually have an influence on certain bacteria in the oral cavity, but: no bacteria that would be responsible for caries formation! In addition, more matches of bacterial colonization were found in monozygotic twins than compared to dizygotic twins and their bacterial growth. The results are also very exciting with advancing age: Bacterial strains, which are inherited by genes, decrease with increasing age - but due to environmental influences, settled bacteria increase.
Dentists have always warned: too much sugar is harmful and favors the development of tooth decay. In the study, white twins who ingested a lot of sugar from food accumulate high levels of caries-promoting bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria that have little impact on the development of tooth decay were barely there.
Finally, the scientists plan to expand this study over the coming years. The twins will continue to be monitored regularly to document changes in the bacterial oral flora with advancing age, and to be evaluated for further, executive analysis.
Our advice is to stop eating too much sugar while eating, talk to your dentist about oral hygiene and proper brushing, and if you have time, regular prophylaxis should also ensure sustainable and healthy teeth.
Source: Teeth Whitening Huddersfield