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The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 3 of 3)

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Sunlight 
People who have jobs working outside are more prone to developing lip cancer and should use UV protection.








Diet 
Poor nutrition also may put you at risk for developing oral cancer. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may increase your chance of developing oral cancer, so add more color to your plate! 








To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

1200 NE 99th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 356-7096
SheronDental.com

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 2 of 3)

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Tobacco 
Whether you smoke it or chew it, tobacco use increases your risk dramatically. Smoking can cause oral cancer, as well as cancer in other parts of the body. Pipe smokers are also at a higher risk for developing cancer in their lips. Smokeless tobacco, like chew, can lead to many issues in your mouth, the most serious being cancer of the cheeks, gums, and lips.








Alcohol 
According to the American Cancer Society, 7 of 10 oral cancer patients are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an average of two drinks a day or more for men and an average of more than one drink a day for women. If you are a heavy drinker and a heavy smoker…

Treatment of Abscessed Teeth

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about the treatment of abscessed teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

1200 NE 99th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 356-7096
SheronDental.com

Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral Cancer – A Preventable Statistic!By the numbers, oral cancer steals one American life every hour! For the last 40 years, this mortality rate hasn't altered. This is especially distressing, because with early detection there is a 90% cure rate. That's why we perform a visual screening for oral cancer at every six-month checkup and cleaning. If the doctor or hygienist sees anything that indicates a need for concern, they'll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could save your life! Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

1200 NE 99th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 356-7096
SheronDental.com

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 1 of 3)

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Regular visits to your dentist can help you detect such cancers early, and changing a few potentially harmful habits may help reduce your chances of developing them. Read on to find out the top risk factors.








Gender 
Men are twice more likely to get oral cancer. The American Cancer Society attributes this to higher rates of alcohol and tobacco use by men, but says more men of a younger age are being diagnosed with HPV-related forms of oral cancer.








Age 
Most people who are diagnosed with oral cancer are 55 or older, according to the American Cancer Society. HPV-related oral cancers, however, are often diagnosed in people who are younger.  








To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

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The Importance of Brushing and Flossing

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to about the importance of brushing and flossing daily.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

1200 NE 99th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 356-7096
SheronDental.com

Replacing Missing Teeth

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What's So Bad About Losing a Tooth?No matter how you've lost a tooth – gum disease, decay, accident, or other trauma – you need to recognize that without a restoration you will eventually develop a variety of other difficulties, some quite severe. The loss of even one tooth can allow your other teeth to move and, thus, change the way you absorb nutrients from your food. You may experience weight gain from favoring softer carbohydrates, develop a sunken or wrinkled facial appearance, or even undergo an unwanted change in your speech patterns. At Sheron Dental we offer a solution that, in many cases, can restore all your missing teeth. Created to blend with your remaining teeth, dental implants look so natural that at first glance even a dentist has difficulty seeing the difference. Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

1200 NE 99th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 356-7096
SheronDental.com