This could be because MMP2 might be able to degrade the bond between the filling and the tooth surface, potentially leading to failure. The studies suggest that genetic analysis might help dentists to personalise treatments for their patients, which could lead to improved outcomes. "A better understanding of individual susceptibility to dental disease and variation in treatment outcomes will allow the dental field to move forward," said Alexandre Vieira, a researcher from the varsity. "In the future, genetic information may be used to personalise dental treatments and enhance treatment outcomes," Vieira added.
Apart from avoiding smoking and drinking, it is imperative to include foods that will help improve your dental health. Here are foods that will ensure dental care-
Apples are an excellent source of fibre that acts as a cleansing agent. It contains malic acid that boosts saliva production, hence removing bacteria from the mouth. The fibrous texture of apples also helps in improving the overall dental health.
2. Vitamin C rich foods
The high amount of vitamin C found in oranges, lemon, et al can also help in protecting the gums from infections and maintain oral hygiene.
3. Leafy greens
Fibre packed leafy vegetables is great for both health teeth and gums. The extra saliva produced by the continuous chewing of these high fibre foods neutralises mouth bacteria and further keeps your mouth clear of the gum-destroying bacteria.
Calcium in milk helps fortify your teeth and the protein casein helps reduce acid levels in the mouth, thereby reducing the chances of dental problems.
With Inputs from IANS