Dietary habits and genetics play crucial roles in dental health but genetics would seem to slightly favour girls when it comes to avoiding tooth erosion and visits to a dentist.
One recent study suggested that girls have stronger tooth enamel due to genetics, but environment can play a significant role in causing enamel erosion.
Girls were most prone to enamel erosion due to:
- Eating habits (acidic drinks and foods)
- Eating disorders that involved vomiting
- Bad dental hygiene
Further reading on the topic can be found at https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-01-girls-stronger-teeth-boys.html.