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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 July 16, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Lidocaine is Not for Kids

Oral viscous lidocaine is to treat pain relief from mouth irritation in adults as a result of chemotherapy and other medical procedures. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to caregivers that this type of lidocaine should not be used to treat teething pain in infants and young kids, warning […]

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Posted April 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Charpentier

Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Rebecca Charpentier realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety of special […]

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

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage at the end of 2016. One possible solution is dental savings plans (also called […]

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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 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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