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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 March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Rebecca Charpentier would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth […]

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later The bump becomes a cluster of blisters The blisters dry up and scab over The scab […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Brushing with Braces: Cleaning Every Nook & Cranny

If braces are in your child or teen’s future, or they have just had them placed, you may be wondering just how the heck they’re going work around them when flossing and brushing. We’d love to calm your mind by reminding you those wires and brackets are temporary visitors, hanging out to help correct the […]

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

When is the Best Time to Get Braces?

The seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little (they grow up so fast!) and it’s time to consider braces. At Charpentier Family Dentistry, we highly recommend early intervention when it comes to orthodontics.  Contrary to the popular belief that you should wait […]

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Suffering with a Sore Throat & Bad Breath? You Might Have Tonsil Stones

You’ve heard of kidney and gallbladder stones, but have you heard of tonsil stones or experienced their formation yourself? The symptoms of tonsil stones may include: Bad breath Sore throat Difficulty swallowing Ear pain None of these are pleasant, so your dental team at Charpentier Family Dentistry is here to tell you ways you may […]

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Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Is Flossing Really Necessary?

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent headlines saying flossing isn’t necessary? We’re sorry to break the news, but as your oral […]

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

Integrative Orthodontics for Kids

Dr. Rebecca Charpentier at Charpentier Family Dentistry finds integrative orthodontics for children a fascinating subject that many people may not know about, and today we’d like to give you a brief overview of some of the benefits. We used to have plenty of room for all our teeth, and anthropological evidence shows no genes for […]

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

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Rebecca Charpentier at Charpentier Family Dentistry should know. We’ve seen mouths from […]

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Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMJ?

You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a […]

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

Dental Bridges 101

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Charpentier Family Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw pain […]

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