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Tooth Enamel

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Tooth enamel is very hard but...
That doesn't mean you can't break it.

Our office recommends to avoid eating "hard foods" such as popcorn. Don't crack nut shells with your teeth or chew on ice. Opening packages with your teeth can also damage the enamel.

It's not just the sugar - it's also the acid
Sugar and acids are your teeth's worst enemies. What are we talking about? Soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juices, and candy.

Because of the acid content, Mountain Dew seems to be the worst of the worst. There is even a name for the damage it does and it is called "Dew Mouth."

These erode the tooth enamel, making it highly susceptible to decay. Parents, watch your kid's consumption of these because young children's enamle hasn't developed fully. This makes these drinks even more damaging for kids.

As well as eliminating the above (or at least reducing their consumption), it is recommended to always brush and floss after every meal. If you c…

Your Smile is Important

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about why your smile is important.


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

Teaching Children Good Dental Habits

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Helping Your Child Develop Good HabitsAt Sheron Dental, we share your ambitions for maintaining your child's oral health. Helping them learn proper care from the beginning creates a lifetime foundation of strong dental habits. There are many reasons your child's teeth are extremely susceptible to cavities from a very young age. Children don't have the necessary coordination to brush properly on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to assist in their child's daily hygiene. This promotes both good cleaning and the development of appropriate dental habits. Poor cleaning means teeth are more likely to develop decay when subjected to food and juice acids. Little kids often "graze" - eating frequently throughout the day. This results in an extended exposure to food acids, which may result in more cavities.The good news is that recognizing poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drasti…

Understanding Your Dental Plan

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about understanding your dental plan.


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

Gum Disease Treatments

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Defeat Gum Disease PainlesslyARESTIN™ is an unbeatable weapon in the struggle against gum disease. This time-released antibiotic is contained in tiny, invisible microspheres suspended in a powder form that delivers treatment directly to the location of your infection (the spaces between your gums and teeth). ARESTIN not only kills the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, it does it without pain to you.

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

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

Oral Care During the Holidays: Sugar-Free Countdown to Christmas

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Sher Warkentin

Maintaining good oral care during the holidays can be tough with the bombardment of sugary sweets all season. Counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar is a fun activity for your kids, but if they are filled with chocolate and sweets, it won't be so great for their teeth. Check out these simple sugar-free ideas to fill your countdown instead.

Holiday Activity Fun
Fill your child's countdown with special moments that they will cherish all year round. For each day of the month come up with a fun holiday activity that you can do together as a family. Some ideas include: watching a holiday movie, going ice skating, building a snowman and looking at Christmas lights. Write down the activity on a slip of paper and tuck one note into each day of your advent calendar.

A Puzzling Treat
Give your child a fun challenge with a customized puzzle. Draw a picture or write a special message on a bl…

Tobacco Risks on Oral Health

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about tobacco risks on oral health.


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

Kids' Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Elizabeth SanFilippo

Chances are good that visions of cookies, desserts and candy canes may be dancing in your children's heads this holiday season. While you will do what you can to limit their intake of these sugary treats, your kids will probably be eating their fair share of sugar at your family holiday parties. Despite their consumption of sugar, there are ways to keep your kids' healthy teeth and gums in shape and to minimize damage to their dental health.

Why Is Sugar Bad for Dental Health?
Whether your kids are eating chocolate cake, sugar cookies or peppermint candy, they are ingesting sugar. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth feed on this sugar, and the byproduct is acid. This acid can eat away at tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay and cavities. The more time teeth spend exposed to sugar, the higher the risk that your children …

Dental Crowns

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A Crown Restores a Damaged ToothDr. Adam or Dr. Chad can often save a tooth that has been broken or worn down to a point where a standard filling won't bring it back to full functionality. By placing a crown, they can rescue and add strength to your damaged tooth. Plus, the state-of-the-art materials they use to create your crown will appear so natural, you'll have difficulty telling it apart from a real tooth. Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

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