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Dental Health – Dr RJ Ochsner, a general, family & cosmetic dentist, offers dentistry with cleanings, teeth whitening and implants.

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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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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Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important today and to set the stage for a

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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re

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Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth

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Gum Disease & Birth Defects

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: All over your body, tissues have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria

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