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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 June 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and […]

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Posted June 13, 2022 / Blog
Dr. Charpentier

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Rebecca Charpentier is […]

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Posted May 27, 2022 / Blog
Dr. Charpentier

What Did My Dentist Just Say?

At Charpentier Family Dentistry, education is paramount in our mission to help our New Iberia friends and neighbors improve and maintain their oral health. For this reason, we try to avoid using dental jargon when we’re speaking with our valued patient family.  However, there are terms that can’t be broken down as easily; in those […]

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Posted May 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Can My Child’s Asthma Affect Their Dental Health?

Did you know more than 26 million Americans have asthma, and it’s the leading chronic disease in children? As dental health professionals that understand how deeply your oral and overall health rely on one another and want both to be optimal for your child, we feel it’s important to talk about how asthma might affect […]

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Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

What Can Your Teeth Tell Scientists?

There are a lot of things teeth can tell you about yourself, even more that dentists can determine during examinations, and even more that can be discovered by scientists. For example, you can often feel when you have something stuck between your teeth, or when plaque is starting to build up and you could use […]

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Posted April 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Rebecca Charpentier realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety of special […]

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Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

You’ve heard it before: too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that additional sugars have many downsides for health. This is particularly true of dental health. […]

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Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

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Posted February 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Does My Child Need a Dental Crown?

Baby teeth are important because they save space in the mouth for eventual adult teeth, in addition to helping kids learn to speak, bite, and chew properly. Baby teeth are temporary, but they do need to be functional for quite some time. First teeth appear around six months, while the last baby molars don’t fall […]

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Posted February 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

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