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