You and your loved ones have an oral health ally in John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC and its specialist partners, a family dental group in Rochester Hills.
The dental team enjoys educating patients on how oral health affects them personally, and how it can affect other family members. The office has developed relationships with generations of families, so they anticipate conditions that appear to be hereditary.
Studies have found kids whose parents have periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease, are 12 times more likely to have the bacteria responsible for the development of destructive, sticky plaque.
Researchers have also found up to half of the population has genetic factors that affect the proteins responsible for immune and inflammatory response. These individuals are predisposed to early onset and aggressive periodontitis. As your partners in health, the doctor may suggest the application of sealants to fend off decay in those hard-to-reach back teeth.
You can’t control your genes, but oral hygiene is in your hands. If you don’t floss, skip a cleaning here or there, or fail to brush as you should, it will probably be harder to get the little ones to floss at least once a day and to brush at least twice-daily for two minutes. John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC will do its part to instill good habits during each visit. Children are welcome to watch your appointments and procedures, so they get used to the office and have nothing to fear.
The team’s partners are specialists that address every life stage, from pediatric dentists to prosthodontists skilled in modern tooth replacements. Call (248) 243-6044 to schedule an appointment for your child, parent, or yourself. The office is happy to offer convenient appointment times to suit your busy lifestyle.