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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 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 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 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Sports Drinks & Energy Drinks: Proceed with Caution

Dr. Rebecca Charpentier at Charpentier Family Dentistry wants to make sure our patients know all about healthy hydration. Most people already know that soda and juice aren’t great for teeth, but now the American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents and caregivers that sports and energy drinks have similar negative effects. Sports drinks are intended […]

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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 December 14, 2021 / Blog, Dental News
Dr. Charpentier

Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too—not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up. There are tons of interesting dental facts […]

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

Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Charpentier Family Dentistry, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your dental […]

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Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from New Iberia dentist, Dr. Rebecca Charpentier, on what a […]

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