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At least twice each month, Charpentier Family Dentistry shares blog articles about topics that relate to dental procedures, dental technology, oral health, and many other topics that pertain to dentistry. Feel free to read, share, and join the conversation!

Posted July 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist.Has it been so long since you saw a dentist that you’re not even sure how […]

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Posted July 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Keep Lipstick Off Your Teeth with These Handy Tips

You work with Dr. Charpentier to achieve your most beautiful smile, but if you also add makeup to enhance your appearance, you may have had the problem of drifting lipstick. At one time or another, we’ve all talked to someone with lipstick on their teeth and faced that awkward question: “How do I let them […]

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Posted June 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Grandparents, Grandkids & Dental Care

Dr. Charpentier has been thinking about how much things have changed in the world of dentistry since today’s grandparents were growing kids themselves. Grandparents today are often very involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren—they may live close by, provide financial assistance, or assume childcare responsibilities for working parents. Since oral hygiene and dietary habits […]

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Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Charpentier twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Charpentier Family Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to let New Iberia residents in on some information you don’t often hear. […]

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Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for […]

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Posted May 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Cone Beam-What? Translation: Better Dental Experiences

Dr. Charpentier and Dr. Groth, your trusted New Iberia dentists, is passionate about finding ways to improve the patient experience and achieve lasting results when it comes to the health and appearance of your smile. This requires continuous learning and investing in the types of advanced technologies that will stand the test of time—because keeping […]

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Posted April 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental News
Dr. Charpentier

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors—Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or Doctor of Medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral […]

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Posted April 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori. What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them […]

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Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! Charpentier Family Dentistry knows that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a […]

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Posted March 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be […]

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