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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, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

What’s a Pulpotomy? Pain Relief for Tiny Teeth

The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a […]

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Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Your jawbone (the mandible) meets your skull bone (the temporal bone) at the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. On a good day, this joint allows your mouth to open and close, to speak and eat or rest. On a bad day, you can develop pain and dysfunction in the TMJ that affects many areas of your […]

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Posted December 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth! The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

It’s no secret that residents of Louisiana love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Charpentier Family Dentistry wants you to know […]

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Posted November 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Charpentier Family Dentistry is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer? Tiny Teeth for Tiny Mouths Child-sized mouths are not large enough to accommodate a full set of adult teeth, so the primary teeth become placeholders in […]

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Posted November 13, 2019 / Blog
Dr. Charpentier

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

For many people, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, Charpentier Family Dentistry has made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why your New Iberia dentists […]

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Posted October 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

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Posted October 13, 2019 / Blog
Dr. Charpentier

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of […]

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Posted September 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Charpentier

Dentistry in the Digital Age

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of human life and modern society. New tools, programs, and education can greatly improve your healthcare, too! Let’s say you need any kind of standard dental restoration for a cracked or missing tooth. From x-rays and impressions to surgery and installation, your whole treatment could be digital. We’re so […]

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Posted September 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

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Posted August 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Same-Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

In a world of same-day shipping and same-day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same-day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, for both dentists […]

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