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Oral Health & Alzheimer’s – Don’t Forget to Floss!

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged

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Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes simplex virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Tell-tale burning or itching near the lip Red bump appears a day or so later Bump becomes

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Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, and can travel to other parts

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Destination Dentistry – Are the Savings Worth the Risk?

Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental

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Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Dr. Ochsner at Neighborhood Smiles is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So, what’s the answer?

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No Tradesies: Packing Mouth-Healthy Lunches for Kiddos

Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for Onalaska families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone

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Dental Insurance Trends

Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip a seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For

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Dental Inlays & Onlays

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a broken tooth will not heal itself and needs to be cared for immediately. Depending on the extent and location of the damage,

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Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a

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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 Neighborhood Smiles bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where

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