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Lafayette Dentist Answers FAQs About Children’s Dentistry

Shannon Lynd - Monday, August 05, 2013 - 

When was the last time you took your child to the dentist? Keeping your little one’s smile healthy and bright requires regular dental care. Your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Gina Maestri, will help your child obtain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. In today’s blog, Dr. Maestri answers a few questions parents often ask regarding children’s dentistry.

Children’s Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When should my child receive his/her first checkup?

Answer: Typically, the first visit should occur within six months of the arrival of the first baby tooth. This usually coincides with the child’s first birthday. This visit allows your Lafayette children’s dentist to ensure your child is meeting his/her proper dental milestones. She can also watch for any burgeoning dental issues, such as misalignment.

Question: How often should children visit the dentist?

Answer: Unless otherwise specified by Dr. Maestri, most children should start seeing the dentist once every six months starting at age three. These visits allow your children to become accustomed to the office, easing dental anxiety and instilling good dental habits. Dr. Maestri will watch for signs of issues, such as tooth decay and misalignment, and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Question: Does Dr. Maestri provide dental cleanings?

Answer: Yes. If your child requires a cleaning to remove plaque buildup or tartar, Dr. Maestri or one of our dental hygienists will clean and polish your little one’s teeth.

Question: Will Dr. Maestri educate my child on the proper methods of brushing and flossing?

Answer: Yes. Dr. Maestri understands that good dental health requires preventive care. She will educate both parents and their children on the best techniques for brushing and flossing teeth. With regular brushing and flossing, your child’s smile can stay brighter and healthier.

Schedule a Visit With Your Lafayette Children’s Dentist

Does your child need a checkup? If you would like more information about our innovative children’s dental care, talk to your Lafayette children’s dentist, Dr. Maestri, today by calling 337-704-2126. Our 70508 dentist office proudly provides preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry services to families and individuals in Lafayette, LA, the Acadiana region.

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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 or feel that you need some professional guidance, please feel free to ask.

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