Household, not genetics, controls oral health

Scientists make the surprising discovery that the identity of the microbes in our mouth are not controlled by genetics.
21 September 2017
Presented by Alexandra Ashcroft
Production by Alexandra Ashcroft.


Bad teeth


We never really notice oral hygiene, except when it’s bad. The latest research suggests that we can’t blame genetics for this, but rather the oral hygiene of everyone else in your household. Alexandra Ashcroft caught up with Dr. Adam Roberts, who helped lead the study when he was working at University College London Eastman Dental Institute, to find out more...


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