REGULAR CHECKUPS WITH YOUR LAFAYETTE FAMILY DENTIST
what to expect at your checkup
At your routine checkup with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri and her team of talented dental professionals, you can expect a thorough examination and have the opportunity to learn more about your oral health. Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri uses innovative visualization tools to identify the earliest indicators of disease, such as oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease. Using an intraoral camera and chairside viewing monitors, Dr. Maestri will take you on visual tour of your teeth and gums so you can learn where your problem areas are and how you can best deal with them. After thoroughly assessing your oral health, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle demands.
getting rid of dental plaque
You can hardly see it, you can’t taste it, but dental plaque can certainly cause some serious problems. Plaque contains bacteria that can lead to the development of gum disease and tooth decay. Even if you carefully brush and floss your teeth every day, you can’t remove the dense, hardened plaque called tartar. That’s where the skilled hygienists at Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS step in. Using ultrasonic scaling, we utilize high-frequency vibrations to gently but thoroughly remove all the plaque and tartar present on your teeth. The result: you leave our office with smooth, remarkably clean teeth.
preventive care at home
Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri believes that educated patients take better care of their teeth and gums at home. She recommends brushing twice daily for two minutes per session with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. To remove inter-dental plaque, floss every night before bed. To create a healthier oral environment all day long, limit your intake of sugary foods and snacks. To learn more and get some professional advice on establishing healthy routines for you and your family, just ask!