FUN, CARING CHILDREN’S DENTIST IN LAFAYETTE
why children’s checkups are important
Bringing your child for regular checkups with a caring children’s dentist is about far more than simply checking for cavities. As a mom, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS takes her dual role as educator and care provider to heart. She and her team of dedicated hygienists and assistants believe every child’s checkup should accomplish three goals:
- Educate children and parents. Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri and her staff take the time needed to talk to parents and kids about making smile-healthy choices. We can demonstrate proper brushing and flossing technique to help refine the skills you’ve been practicing at home. We want all of our patients, regardless of age, to feel like an active participant in their oral health.
- Identify problems early. Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS has a wide range of diagnostic equipment and know-how at her disposal to spot the earliest sign of an oral health problem. Issues are bound to arise, but early detection helps us provide the most conservative treatment possible.
- Set the stage for a lifelong oral health. When your child feels comfortable visiting the dentist, she is more likely to continue seeking out professional dental care as an adult.
what to expect at your child’s checkup
After you check in for your child’s appointment, we invite your little one to play in our well-stocked children’s area. Once one of our friendly assistants calls you back, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri may need to take x-rays so she can observe the condition of your child’s primary teeth and the development of the adult teeth. Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri will conduct a thorough but gentle examination and either she or a hygienist will clean your little one’s teeth. We are happy to answer whatever questions you or your child may have. We strive to exceed parental expectations and ensure our youngest patients enjoy coming to see us.