Thorough Preventive Care with Your Lafayette Dentist

The Mouth-Body Connection

Current research demonstrates that the health of your mouth serves as a window to the health of your whole body. Referred to as both the mouth-body connection and oral-systemic health, this relationship is expressed in two ways:

  • Oral health issues, such as gum disease, can increase your chances of developing serious systemic health problems such as diabetes and certain cardiovascular disorders.
  • The early signs of systemic health problems, especially inflammatory disorders, immune disorders, and hormonal imbalances, show up in the mouth first.

The Role of Prevention

By taking a proactive approach to your oral health, you can help decrease or even prevent your chances of developing a serious systemic health issue. In addition, if Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri identifies the opening signs of a whole-body health issue during a routine checkup, you can seek early treatment and have a better chance of complete recovery. In short, by taking care of your teeth and gums at home and making sure you see your dentist on a regular basis, you give yourself – and your family – the best opportunity for a lifetime of good health.

To help our patients stay healthy and free from chronic pain and discomfort, Dr Gina Liggio Maestri DDS offers the following preventive dentistry services:

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

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