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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 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 February 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Does My Child Need a Dental Crown?

Baby teeth are important because they save space in the mouth for eventual adult teeth, in addition to helping kids learn to speak, bite, and chew properly. Baby teeth are temporary, but they do need to be functional for quite some time. First teeth appear around six months, while the last baby molars don’t fall […]

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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 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 April 16, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Does Your Child Suffer from Bruxism?

Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a habit that children and adults can develop and maintain, often without being conscious of it—until symptoms hit. Those symptoms can include: Worn, sensitive teeth Headaches Earaches Facial and jaw pain Tinnitus If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have […]

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

When is the Best Time to Get Braces?

The seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little (they grow up so fast!) and it’s time to consider braces. At Charpentier Family Dentistry, we highly recommend early intervention when it comes to orthodontics.  Contrary to the popular belief that you should wait […]

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Posted December 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Integrative Orthodontics for Kids

Dr. Rebecca Charpentier at Charpentier Family Dentistry finds integrative orthodontics for children a fascinating subject that many people may not know about, and today we’d like to give you a brief overview of some of the benefits. We used to have plenty of room for all our teeth, and anthropological evidence shows no genes for […]

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Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Rebecca Charpentier at Charpentier Family Dentistry should know. We’ve seen mouths from […]

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Posted November 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Charpentier

Dental Bridges 101

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Charpentier Family Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw pain […]

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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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