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
Kind, friendly, compassionate staff.
Stephen S.
I had an emergency cracked tooth and they took great care of me!!
David A.
They try their best to stay right on schedule, always pleasant and social.
Linda P.
Friendly staff, nice clean office and exam rooms, overall very pleasant experience. Dr. Martin was so sweet and did a great job repairing my broken filling (from a different dentist office) pain […]
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It is all good.
Patrick D.
Good service
Phuoc T.
Wonderful people and fantastic service. I used to hate the dentist but I’m not scared to go anymore. Had a crown done and it really didn’t hurt.
Therese K.
Everyone was so nice and thoughtful. When I went into the office I was so scared from past experience and the staff made me feel so comfortable and calm.
Leather S.
The practitioners are very thorough and provide excellent care. The entire staff is consistently pleasant and helpful.
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Great staff, up-to-date equipment.
Marleen L.
Jessica , Dr,.Martin and her assistant were fantastic. Dr. Martin is a magician – she can do anything.
Ray B.
The staff are friendly and I love my doctor
Jamira P.
People very nice and no long wait
Dennis H.
Staff was very nice and explained what they were doing each step of the way; they explained how they were going to approach each problem. Dr. Edwards gave me time to ask questions and answered them […]
Samantha C.
Everyone is very friendly, wait time was short & Pam did an excellent job ❤️❤️.
Neka D.
Jessica, Dr. Martin and her assistant are fantastic. What a great job.
Ray B.
Excellent! Best Dental experience ever!!!
Rosa M.
The best dental experience I have EVER had!! The dentist and staff are amazing.
Rebecca H.
The dental assistant that worked with Dr Martin on my last visit is extremely warm and caring. She explained the process throughout and has a heart for helping her patients!
Jody C.
I finally found a dentist that I love! Thank you Dr Martin! See you again soon.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 729-3668
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