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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 September 14, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Kids, Candy & Dental Health

Holidays like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter bring extra candy and homemade goodies along with them. Sadly, the bacteria in your child’s mouth are always ready to start producing the acid that contributes to cavities—but candy still can be enjoyed in moderation! New Iberia dentist, Dr. Rebecca Charpentier has the skinny on some common types of […]

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Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

I Need Straight Teeth… Tomorrow!

If you’ve been considering straightening your smile but don’t want to go through the lengthy process of traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® may be a great solution. If a big life event such as a wedding, prom, or reunion is coming up and you need a quick fix to boost your confidence, consulting your local […]

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Life Hacks: One Simple Way to Protect Your Child’s Smile

Did you know that sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17? For children between the ages of 5-14, recreational activities (e.g., riding a bike) account for an estimated 3.2 million emergency room visits.  With statistics like these, it’s no wonder parents want to […]

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

Dental Friends with Benefits

At Charpentier Family Dentistry, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Rebecca Charpentier knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you […]

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Posted July 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

CariFree®: Oral pH in Balance

CariFree® is a revolutionary dental product line that balances the bacteria in your mouth for a healthier pH level. Once the chemical makeup inside your mouth is healthy and stable, CariFree products have been scientifically proven to prevent cavities.  They also offer solutions for sensitive teeth and dry mouth, and xylitol gum in addition to […]

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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see New Iberia dentist Dr. Rebecca Charpentier for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Charpentier tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have […]

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

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal cleaning tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Rebecca Charpentier and the skillful hygienists at Charpentier Family Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before […]

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Straight Talk on Straight Teeth: Do Braces Hurt?

Orthodontic treatments have been around for centuries, but luckily the materials and methods used have been updated with the expansion of education and technology. If they hadn’t, you might see metal bands or golden wires wrapped all the way around teeth instead of small brackets held in place by wires—or worse, cords made from animal […]

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Help Your Little Superhero Fight Bad Breath Bugs

Bad breath stinks, doesn’t it? Pardon the silly pun, but we think some icebreakers (get it, like the mint?) can make it easier to jump into what might be less than comfortable subjects. How do we know it isn’t a comfortable subject? Well, the fear of bad breath is so common, there’s even a name […]

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

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat.  In addition […]

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