Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

It’s All in Your Genes

Genetics and Good Teeth

Good dental care and strict oral hygiene are essential for a healthy mouth, but sometimes it’s not enough. Finding affordable dentists isn’t the only challenge facing some people with tooth and gum problems. They may also have to contend with genetic tendencies that predispose them to poor dental health. If your parents or siblings suffer from periodontitis or early tooth loss, you could be at higher risk. Fortunately, dentists understand that some patients are more vulnerable because of their genes.

How Genetics Directly Affect Your Teeth – Genetic factors can influence your oral health. They can determine the alignment of your teeth and whether or not you get cavities, regardless of your dental care habits. The chemical composition of your saliva determines how well it can neutralize the acids that lead to plaque and tooth decay. If your teeth have more grooves and crevices, it’s easy for acids to infiltrate these areas and be harder to remove through routine at-home dental care. A family history of gum disease predisposes you to the condition, and if you inherited a weak immune system, it’s harder for your gums to recover from infection.

Genetics and Eating Behaviors – Studies have shown that genetic factors influence the foods you choose and the way they are processed by your body. If you’re more likely to eat foods that are bad for your teeth, you’ll be more likely to develop dental problems.

While you can’t change your genes, you can be aware of any inherited weaknesses by paying close attention to your family history. Dentists need to know about any health problems that run in your family so they can recommend the best and most affordable prevention options.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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Patient Reviews
I was so happy they could take me right away.. With a broken tooth, and then needing a bridge. thank You
Anonymous
Very nice facility, nice employees! Was super nervous about my appointment but they made it comfortable and talked me through the whole thing so I […]
Courtney P.
For first visit good overall experience
Brian D.
Office staff were welcoming and friendly. The dental assistants were competent and made me feel at ease. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughston and would […]
Victoria S.
Dr. Martin takes the time to make sure everything is perfect!
Leon P.
Always attentive, gentle, eager to keep you comfortable and pain-free. I have never had a long waiting time.
Rhonda H.
Visit went very well.
Stephanie P.
My first visit as new patient was very good. Talked and walked me through everything, from work to be done to cost. They had a cancel for a cleaning […]
Karen M.
People do not understand what it means to find a great Dentist and a staff that cares. Please allow me the opportunity to let you know how great […]
Robert W.
Very professional, the hygienist called in sick and the staff was able complete my cleaning with minimal delay.
Stuart R.
I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
Steven V.
As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
Angela H.
I broke a front tooth the afternoon of the day before I was leaving for vacation. My dentist was great. She worked me in around 3 PM for a temp. […]
Alma B.
Thank you for all the care and compassion in caring for our son, CV! It means the world to us!! From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you! Thank you! […]
Cory V.
I came in for a cleaning and had a new hygenist - Pam. She was very friendly and did a wonderful job. She did things that no one else has ever done […]
Michelle C.
Great care from friendly staff as usual!
Michele P.
I was impressed with the professional service displayed by Kim.
Robert H.
I'm in the midst of a two visit procedure ,and so far my experience has been as good as every other experience at ADC. Dr. Martin and her assistant […]
Raymond B.
Jessica and Dr. Martin did a great job with my root canal last week. The experience was better than I expected and I wish I had gone in sooner to get […]
Cynthia D.
again, my husband and I are very pleased with mt dora advanced dental care. kim is an awesome hygeniest.
Vicki W.
Quick getting appointment for broken tooth. Temporary cap same day. Thanks
Flossie J.
Pam is awesome. She has cleaned my teeth several times, and educates me about whats going with my teeth. Informs me about preventative measures I can […]
Mario O.
Great staff. Have an awesome sense of humor. Make me smile every time.
Robert L.
New hygienist was great.
Paul K.
The staff was professional, courteous, and informative.
Jonathan B.
I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
Cathy L.
the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
Vicki W.
Staff very professional and had my best interest in mind. It's not always easy to go to the dentist, but this office has always made it easier amd […]
Connie W.
Very welcoming reception and professional service for my Dad. Dr. Hughston & staff are wonderful! Worth the drive from Clermont to Mt. Dora.
Anonymous
I am always pleased with the treatment that I receive, I have absolutely no complaints.
Marjorie O.
Had a dental emergency and was in panic mode. The staff is excellent and made me feel at ease. Thank you all !
Michael M.
Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
Alma B.
Friendly and fast.
Joyce T.
Fast appointment, short wait times, and great care!!!!
Judy J.
Always greeted with pleasant smiles, and the wait is never very long.
Jared M.
I always feel like everyone truly cares about me and all of the other patients.
Ronda S.
So far I'm very happy with the service and care I've received at Mt Dora Advanced Dental Care. Their prices are fair and the wait time is reasonable.
Harold D.
I was treated very courteously and all the treatment was well explained. I had a crown repalement on one side and an extraction on the other. The […]
David G.
I am very pleased with the treatment I'm receiving. My hygienist (Lisa) is personable, professional and thorough.
Sharon T.
Great experience. No pain!!!
Judy J.
From the first phone call to my office visit everyone was super nice and helpful.
Diana G.
I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
Alma B.
Procedure handled efficiently and kindly.
Gloria B.
They are wonderful there. I was nervous going in for a deep cleaning but they made ne feel at ease and made me laugh. I would definitely recommend […]
Salina R.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Really made me comfortable and looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!
Corey R.
I must say that I was completely blown away with the staff here at Advance Dental. Heather snd Dr. Saavedra made me feel comfortable and relaxed. […]
Kalani S.
The best dental experience I have had in my 58 years. The Dr she is the best. Very friendly and professional.
Patrick D.
My broken-off tooth was extracted in about 1 minute after she started the extraction - almost no discomfort other than pressure. Took one pain pill […]
Joseph L.
Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
Mario O.
Every thing was great friendly staff
Linda D.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 729-3668
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