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.
Visit Your Lafayette Family Dentist
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS, call our office at 337-704-2126. Our Lafayette dentist’s office proudly provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to families and individuals in Lafayette, LA, the Acadiana region.
Education is key
Education is a lifelong journey and a truly dedicated family dentist never stops learning. To this end, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS obtains 75-80 hours of continuing education every year, twice the state’s requirement. In addition, Dr. Maestri and her team focus on educating our patients through hands-on techniques and the open sharing of information. Well-informed patients tend to make better decisions when it comes to at-home dental hygiene and lifestyle choices that impact oral health. If you have any questions about family dentistry or feel that you need some professional guidance, please feel free to ask.