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Epigenetics in Dentistry: A Literature Review

Ongoing research is continuously discovering the role of epigenetics in a various human diseases and disorders. If every single cause and effect of the different combinations of genes could be mapped, and if the gene's state could be reversed to keep the good while eliminating the bad, then epigenetics could cure cancer, slow aging, stop obesity; prevent and treat dental problems. Dental field can greatly benefit from latest research in this area. There could be range of opportunities for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Potential research of epigenetics for oral health includes the inflammation and immune responses that causes periodontitis and the development of oral malignancies. There is possibility to doze off body's response to oral disease to prevent loss of teeth and protect dental implants.


Abdul Habeeb Bin Mohsin and Sheraz Barshaik.

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