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How to Eat Right this Holiday Season

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Eating habits are very important for kids when it comes to them maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, maintaining eating habits for kids can sometimes be a struggle for parents. Some   ...

Toothbrush Convenience and Cleanliness

Hannah Johnson - Friday, September 28, 2018
One little trick that many do not think about can change your hygiene for the better! Every time you go to the dentist, you're sent home with a cute goodie bag that usually includes a toothbru  ...

Essential Oils are Good for Teeth & Gums

Hannah Johnson - Friday, September 14, 2018
Essential oils are all the hype right now and for good reason - They’ve been found to relieve stress, boost energy, have healing properties, enhance your immunity, and much more! And NOW, we  ...

Healthy Hygiene Habits for the Kiddos

Hannah Johnson - Friday, August 24, 2018
Now that the kids are back in school, their routine is set for the next year, but what about their dental routine? Summer vacation is over for your teeth too, unfortunately! As kids grow  ...

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Hannah Johnson - Friday, August 10, 2018
Do you usually avoid cold or hot drinks because you know they’ll make your teeth hurt? Sensitive teeth could be caused by acidic foods, brushing too hard, clenching teeth, or over-bleaching. Fortu  ...

How to Kick the Thumb Sucking Habit

Hannah Johnson - Friday, July 27, 2018
Thumb sucking is a natural habit and perfectly normal for infants and can be soothing to them, so most experts agree that children under the age of 5 should not be pressured to stop sucking t  ...

5 Tips for a White and Bright Smile

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, July 12, 2018
A smile is one of the very first things that is noticed on a person, whether it be a first impression or someone you pass by every day. Everyone wants to know how to keep their pearly whites&  ...

Man Up Your Health

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Nationally, the month of June is recognized as Men’s Health Month. Your oral health plays a large part in your overall health and vice versa. Check out these few tips and some concerns for men to   ...

Tooth Travel Tips

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, June 07, 2018
Summer is officially here and it is time to hit the beach! But before you pack your bags, read these few tips and tricks to make sure your dental hygiene doesn’t suffer over the next couple of wee  ...

Foods to Enjoy & Avoid for Oral Health

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, May 24, 2018
When it comes to dental health and gum health, prevention is key! Here are a list of food and drink items to add and take away from your diet to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape for you  ...

Be the Boss of Your Floss

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Flossing can be a task, we know. We can’t remember to do it but when we do, we don’t have floss on hand or we just don’t feel like it. We know you’ve heard this before but let us remind you a  ...

Is Your Retainer Clean?

Gina Maestri - Thursday, April 26, 2018
When is the last time you cleaned your retainer? If you have had orthodontic treatment whether it be standard metal braces or Six Month Smiles, you should be wearing your retainer on a nightly rot  ...

Chompers, a Brushing App for Kids

Gina Maestri - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
We know that teaching your toddler about dental hygiene can be a difficult task but we’ve discovered a few secrets that could help your little one get to brushin’ and strutting into the denti  ...

Top Tooth Troubles

Hannah Johnson - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
There are so many reasons why it is important to remember your 6 month check up. Whether it is just that time or you are experiencing some problems, Maestri Family Dentistry is always ready to hel  ...

Get Your Quality Sleep Back Again

Gina Maestri - Friday, March 16, 2018
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 princ  ...

The “Tooth” About Toothbrushes

Holly Klock - Sunday, February 25, 2018
The debate between electric and manual toothbrushes seems to be a never ending face-off but today, Maestri Family Dentistry will help you decide what:s the best toothbrush for you. Whether yo  ...

Gum and Heart Disease -- Is there a connection?

Holly Klock - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
What is the connection between periodontitis and heart disease? One of the main symptoms of gum disease is swelling. The infection can develop below the gum line and that is when the issues comes  ...

Lafayette Doesn't Have Fluoride in its Water?!

Holly Klock - Friday, January 26, 2018
Did you know that what you eat and drink contributes to whether or not you have a bright and healthy smile? Along with keeping your dentist appointments, brushing twice a day and flossing re  ...

Making Good Habits for the Kiddos

Holly Klock - Friday, January 12, 2018
We all want our children to maintain proper dental health that leads to a beautiful and healthy smile throughout their lives. Are you lacking ideas on how to implement a stronger dental routine? W  ...

New Year, Fresh Smile!

Holly Klock - Friday, December 29, 2017
It’s almost 2018 and you know what that means - New Year Resolutions! This year, don’t forget to include “Improve Dental Health” to your list because the health of your mouth plays a large part in  ...

Holiday Have Nots

Holly Klock - Friday, December 08, 2017
It’s Christmas time again - Candy Canes, Champagne, and Chocolate. OH MY! We know how easy it is to get out of a routine around this time, snacking on a little bit more sweets, and not remembering  ...

Tooth Be Told: Check Ups Aren't That Bad

Holly Klock - Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Most times, the fear of dentists come from not knowing exactly what is going to happen once you get there. No worries! Here at Maestri Family Dentistry, we won’t leave you wondering what your dent  ...

Your Questions Answered!

Holly Klock - Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Your oral health is our number one concern! Sometimes we put off going to the dentist for a multitude of different reasons. Whether it be fears and phobias, cost of visits, laziness, or just   ...

Feeling Pressure in Your Head?

Holly Klock - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Is your sinus pressure and toothache connected? They can be! If you notice these two pains coming together, there may be a few things you can do to prevent this from happening. First, let's talk a  ...

Flossing Made Easy

Holly Klock - Friday, October 13, 2017
When you are in a bit of a rush, flossing can become a time consuming chore but flossing is one of the most important activities when it comes to dental health and hygiene. Flossing controls bad b  ...

How to Teach Your Kids to Brush

Holly Klock - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
It’s time to brush your child’s teeth. They’re running around the house as you chase behind them, toothbrush in hand. You finally catch up to them and get them to “say cheese”. You inch the   ...

5 Tips to Fight Your Phobia

Holly Klock - Saturday, September 09, 2017
Dental anxiety is very real and affects a vast number of people. From getting nervous in the waiting room to completely avoiding check ups, the range of dental phobia is endless. Maestri Fam  ...

Benefits of Smiling

Holly Klock - Friday, August 25, 2017
Did you know that smiling can instantly improve your happiness? Smiling actually activates a neural messaging system that benefits your mood, in addition to your happiness, by activa  ...

Bi-Annual Dental Hygiene Checklist

Holly Klock - Thursday, August 10, 2017
As the summer ends, many of us form to-do lists to help us get back into a routine. However, many have probably forgotten to create their dental hygiene list, which is importa  ...

Good Habits for Back to School

Holly Klock - Thursday, July 27, 2017
As the summer months come to a close, it’s time to start preparing your child for getting back into the routine of going to school, which includes making sure that he or she has healthy dental hyg  ...

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 a  ...

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’r  ...

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 Flossi  ...

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 oth  ...

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  ...

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 princip  ...

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  ...

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 dent  ...

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   ...

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, acci  ...

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