Dental Health

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 July 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Charpentier

What’s the Right Amount of Fluoride for Your Child’s Teeth?

Your child’s smile has the ability to make your day, and at Charpentier Family Dentistry, we know you want them to love their smile as much as you do—that’s why we’re always happy to inform you of the best prevention and treatment methods!  Our prevention lessons and practices are usually focused on gum disease and […]

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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 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 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 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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Posted January 20, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Why Kids Get Yellow Teeth

Most adults spend a lot of time, effort and sometimes money to keep their teeth as white as possible. White teeth are considered one of the most important aspects of physical attractiveness in modern culture. If you notice your child’s teeth looking yellow, you may have some cause for concern—but there are plenty of possible […]

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

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your New Iberia dentist, Dr. Rebecca Charpentier, depends on your input for optimal dental […]

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Posted November 26, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your New Iberia dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal.  However, many people have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the […]

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

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Rebecca Charpentier in New Iberia to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and […]

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