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You probably know if you have a cavity, you should have it filled as soon as possible. Sadly, cavities can lead to a number of complications. In fact, if you don’t have a cavity filled, you could ultimately need root canal therapy. Fortunately, there are a number of things you could do to avoid these issues. However, did you know that some individuals could be more likely to have a cavity?

For example, did you know that crowded teeth could leave you more vulnerable to cavities? The way your teeth erupt can be caused by genetics. Crowded teeth could also make it very difficult for you to clean your mouth well. Sadly, if you can’t keep your teeth as clean as you could, you’ll be more at risk for decay.

Your genetics can also influence how hard, or how soft, your teeth are. As you may have guessed, the harder your enamel is, the more protected your teeth are. Unfortunately, if your enamel is too soft, there may not be anything you can do to address the issue. In other words, if you suffer from soft enamel, you’ll be more likely to get a cavity.

Naturally, if you enjoy sweets—which can also be associated with genetics—you’ll also be more vulnerable to cavities. If you frequently crave sugar, and if you eat too many sweets, you’ll create an environment where bacteria can grow—which can promote cavities.

If you’re interested in learning more about cavities, or about how you can treat them, please don’t hesitate to contact Cory Williams, DDS at 910-763-1072. Dr. Cory Williams and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.