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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 January 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Could the HPV Vaccine Decrease My Child’s Risk of Oral Cancer?

At Charpentier Family Dentistry, our bad news is usually limited to the diagnosis of a dental infection we can treat without much difficulty. We’d like to keep it that way, which is why we may broach more sensitive subjects at times—specifically around the ages of 11 and 12, when doctors might recommend a Human Papillomavirus […]

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Posted December 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two

There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those […]

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Posted December 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life.  In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

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Posted November 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Time & Orthodontics Can Silence Bullies

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, teeth were the #1 feature that increased a child’s chances of being bullied. A person’s smile and teeth are often the first things people notice, and kids are no exception. Charpentier Family Dentistry would like to share some ideas that […]

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Posted November 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Mail-Order Braces: Buyer Beware

Mail-order braces are a controversial dental topic, and Dr. Rebecca Charpentier of Charpentier Family Dentistry weighs in today. Direct-to-consumer orthodontics companies make many appealing promises—no dental visits, aligners delivered to your door, and lower costs. But are the risks worth it?  Not according to this consumer alert from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). As […]

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Posted October 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Charpentier Family Dentistry wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts about […]

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Posted October 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just […]

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Posted September 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile

Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile. Enter: dental implants. Thanks to […]

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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you […]

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

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.  So which is true? Do the health […]

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