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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 October 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

The Discovery of X-Rays

Dr. Rebecca Charpentier  can diagnose and screen for a host of maladies thanks to sophisticated imaging technology. X-rays are now so frequently used and so effective that most of us take their capabilities for granted—but it was not so long ago a tumor or damaged bone couldn’t be found without the patient actually being cut […]

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Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Charpentier would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good.  Root Canals Save Teeth Here […]

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Posted September 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Can Dentists Detect Eating Disorders in Children & Teens?

At Charpentier Family Dentistry, we want our dental family to feel safe and comfortable in our practice, and for each experience in our care to be positive. We also want our patients and their families to be informed, which sometimes means discussing heavy topics—today’s heavy topic is eating disorders. Wondering why a dentist would broach […]

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Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Crowning Glory: Esthetic Dental Crowns

The first known dental crowns were made as far back as 200 A.D. when Etruscans used gold to create crowns and bridges. Can you imagine what the process must have been like without the technology we have now? If you’d rather not, we can’t blame you! Thanks to digital x-rays and impressions, dentists today can […]

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Posted August 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Why Do Kids Need Space Maintainers?

If your child loses a tooth too soon or needs a baby tooth extracted due to decay, Dr. Charpentier may recommend space maintainers to support their dental health. Space maintainers are custom-made acrylic or metal dental appliances that can either be removable or cemented into the mouth. Their purpose is to keep the space open […]

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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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