In the video clip below, our friends at the American Dental Association look at the role genetics play in oral health. “Bad teeth don’t necessarily run in the family, but bad dental habits do,” is the conclusion of ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. Check out the rest of her thoughts on the matter, and then give us a call at North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment. That’s one easy way to boost the health and appearance of your teeth and gums! You should be coming to the dentist every 3-6 months, if you want to stay on track at every stage of life.