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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

Wisdom Teeth

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about wisdom 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

Dental Bridges

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An Affordable Alternative for Multiple Missing TeethDo you need to fill a void in your mouth? Is there a place where several missing teeth have created a huge gap? If so, a bridge may be the best solution for you. Custom designed from high-quality zirconia or porcelain materials, a bridge is fastened on both sides with crowns, spanning the space to restore function, comfort, and a full smile to your mouth. Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

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

Nutrition: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing-the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health.

Diet and Tooth Decay

The foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have a direct influence on the incidence and progression of tooth decay, depending upon: The form of the food-whether it’s liquid, solid, sticky or slow to dissolve makes a difference. How often you eat sugary foods and beverages and how often you eat or drink acidic foods and beverages. The nutritional makeup of the food. The combination of the foods yo…

What if an Object Gets Caught in Your Teeth?

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Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "What if an Object Gets Caught in Your 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

5 Reasons Your Smile Is Stronger Than You Think

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org
The right smile can leave you laughing, fill you with joy or make you melt with emotion. But, ultimately, the best smile is one that is healthy and strong. Here are some of the “tooth truths” about how tough your teeth really are - and how to keep them that way.
1. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. The shiny, white enamel that covers your teeth is even stronger than bone. This resilient surface is 96 percent mineral, the highest percentage of any tissue in your body - making it durable and damage-resistant.    
2. Your bite is powerful! Did you know your teeth can exert an average of 200 pounds of pressure when you bite down? That’s probably what tempts us to use our teeth as tools from time to time ñ but as your dentist will remind you, that’s one of the worst habits when it comes to preserving healthy teeth.    
To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.
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Dental Root Canals

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Saving Hopeless TeethMissing teeth are a detriment to maintaining your optimum health. A root canal can avoid the necessity of an extraction, saving teeth with roots that have been injured or infected. A root canal is a procedure that rehabilitates a tooth by clearing out the pulp chamber and packing the void with filling material. This is often needed when dental decay impacts the nerve of a tooth (or the tooth has become infected). At that point, you require more than a simple filling to act as a repair. Our dentists are skilled in advanced root canal therapy. We use modern anesthetics and technology, making a root canal a manageable form of treatment. Sheron Dental
Adam Sheron, DMD
Chad Sheron, DDS
Richard Sheron, DMD

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

How Often Should a Senior Citizen Go to the Dentist?

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Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "How Often Should a Senior Citizen Go to the Dentist?".


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