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Why is Fluoride Important?

Holly Klock - Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Fluoride helps prevent decay by increasing a tooth's resistance to acid attacks from bacteria and sugars. It can also reverse early decay and advances remineralization of tooth structure. But do adults need it? The answer is "yes!" Even though your teeth have stopped developing, fluoride treatments ensure that your tooth enamel remains strong and solid by retaining important minerals in it. It is the most preventative treatment that a dentist can give you. Fluoride helps with tooth e ..
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Sleep Better With a Night Guard

Holly Klock - Monday, June 26, 2017
Are you experiencing frequent tooth pain, sore jaw, or dull headaches? You may be experiencing Bruxism or TMJ which is a common condition of teeth grinding and jaw clenching while asleep. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms frequently, one of the common solutions for this pain is wearing a night guard. A night guard is a device placed in the mouth on top of the teeth to help with grinding and clenching. Read below to learn more about the benefits of wearing a night guard and how to  ..
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9 Helpful Oral Hygiene Tips

Holly Klock - Monday, June 12, 2017
Use these helpful oral hygiene tips from Dr. Maestri to ensure beautiful smiles and good oral health in between your visits at our Lafayette clinic. Tip #1: Seriously, Keep Flossing! We know it’s at ask and it’s easy to forget when you’re in a rush to head out the door or get in to bed. However, flossing can help remove food in between the teeth and damaging bacteria that even regular brushing can’t reach. Flossing prevents bad breath, formation of cavities, tartar buil ..
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Taking Control: Diabetes and Dental Health

Holly Klock - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans in the U.S. The disease affects your body’s ability to process sugar. Most people are aware that diabetes can harm the kidneys, heart, eyes, and other important organs in the body. However, were you aware that this disease can also cause problems with your oral health? Without the proper care of their teeth and gums, you can be more susceptible to bacterial infection. Read below to learn some of the common symptoms of diabetes and how to manage ..
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Benefits of Botox Treatments

Holly Klock - Monday, May 15, 2017
There are various misconceptions individuals have about Botox treatments and the way that they work. More and more professionals are using Botox treatments to serve their patients the care that they desire. All of us eventually must deal with lines and wrinkles in our skin that are associated with aging. However, not only can Botox assist in diminishing the appearance of these wrinkles, but Botox treatments can also assist to alleviate certain conditions for individuals. Read be ..
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Get the Beauty Rest You've Always Wanted!

Holly Klock - Friday, April 28, 2017
The TAP®3 Elite is the newest addition to the TAP family of appliances for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What is TAP? Based on the same principle as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) was designed to keep the airway open to allow for air to pass. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring and OSA. The TAP device holds the lower jaw in a forward position, maintaining a clear airway to reduce  ..
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What's New with Maestri Family Dentistry?

Holly Klock - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
New Patient Special with a Twist We value your support of our practice! We would like to give back to our new and current patients by providing this special offer. When you refer a friend to Maestri Family Dentistry, both you and the new patient will receive 20% off a procedure or treatment of your choice for the month of April! Use it on a crown, snore appliance/device, teeth whitening, preventative hygiene cleaning and more. Do you have a friend that’s interested? P ..
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Give Your Smile an Advantage!

Holly Klock - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Have you or a family member skipped a visit to the dentist because of the cost, waiting time, or lack of transparency in procedures? One of the main reasons people decide against dental care is because of the rising premiums of plans with skimpy coverage. However, many people that avoid the dentist because of these reasons often put their health in jeopardy. Here at Maestri Family Dentistry, we genuinely care about your oral health and your overall health, too. Our Smile Advanta ..
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Foods your Teeth Can Live Without!

Holly Klock - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Dental health will always be a serious issue, but unfortunately, most people don’t realize how important it is to maintain daily. Nutrition also plays a big role in your dental health. Eating the wrong foods too often can damage your teeth and gums from lack of the appropriate nutrients. Want to know which dental health damaging foods to avoid and how to maintain dental health after indulging? Read below! Added Sugars, Artificial Sweeteners These sugars appear potentially mor ..
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Save The Tooth!

Holly Klock - Monday, February 27, 2017
Once all the baby teeth are gone and the permanent teeth have arrived, many of us think that the days of losing teeth are all gone. This is true for many of us but for some, accidents can happen and it's important to know what to do when it does. Avulsion Avulsion is when a permanent tooth becomes completely displaced out of its socket due to a traumatic event. What are you supposed to do when you lose a permanent tooth traumatically? As a parent, if your child  ..
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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.

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