Hair Disorders Linked To Dental Caries

  • Posted on: May 19 2015

Hair and teeth may seem very different, but they are made up of the same things.  A recent study found that their similar makeup links them to each other and that people with certain hair disorders are more likely to have dental caries as well. The study found that epithelial keratins are expressed in murine enamel organ and that the disorders found in these keratins can also occur in tooth enamel, making it more likely for caries to form.

“We further determined that polymorphisms in hair keratins, associated with hair disorders, are also associated with increased susceptibility to caries,” researchers said.

More studies are being planned and may result in new treatments and preventative methods for both hair disorder and dental caries.

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