Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE

Cosmetic Dentistry
Saline, MI
43 years experience female

Locations

Pomerance Integrative Dental Care

Saline, MI

Address

154 S. Industrial Drive, Saline, MI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(734) 429-5752

About

Bio

I attended the University of Michigan undergrad and then completed my Dental Degree(DDS) there in 1980. I received the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1989. This recognizes extended training in all aspects of dentistry(over 550 hours by 1987) and passing the board exam. In addition to general dentistry, I have been working for the past 20 years with patients who have airway and breathing dysfunctions. For children there are techniques to guide growth and development of the face and jaw for the best function lifetime function. In adults, or children who are past the optimum growth phases, there are other processes that improve the relationship of the jaws and tongue space to restore health through better breathing.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Orthodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tonsilitis: Tonsilitis indicates that the immune system is compromised. The tissue that lines the mouth breaks down more easily. The lumps and ulcers may be a res... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Circumvallate papill: See your dentist. Identifying these structures is part of dental training.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Retainer irritation: See your dentist or orthodontist so that they can smooth and possibly shorten the edges of the retainer. Chronic irritation will cause some scarring.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tongue biting: It could be that you have narrow dental arches(jaws). If the inside of your mouth is not big enough for your tongue, biting it is not uncommon. If you... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Botox: the lines that are between your eyebrows are caused by the habit of squeezing the glabellar muscles together when frowning. these muscles respond well... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Mouth breathing: allergies and bronchitis can be exacerbated by mouth breathing. there is a simple nose clearing exercise to do before bed(especially)( google correct ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Citanest: citanest is a type of local dental anesthetic used for people who are sensitive to the more common anesthetics. it is safe and should work well.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Antibiotic: Penicillin is the "go to" antibiotic for tooth infections. Si the infection seem resistant or there is an allergy to penicilln, Clindamycin is often t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Lip swelling: It sounds like you may have accidentally chewed your lip while you were still numb. This is fairly common. Sometimes people chew their cheeks or tongu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Dental dry socket: You will generally have an increase in pain about three days after the dental extraction. The pain will be profound. The pain may be so severe that ev... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Ear/tooth pain: If there is an infection surrounding the root end of a tooth, this will affect the entire nerve trunk. The nerve trunk that innervates the upper teeth... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Petechia: A "blood spot" on the tongue could be a petechia which can be caused by some medications or by injury(biting) it is an accumulation of blood. If this... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
High palate: A high palate refers to the shape of the roof of the mouth. It indicates that the roof is very deep. This is usually associated with a narrow palate a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Vein under tongue: They are just that-veins! sometimes they may become darker if the flow of blood is dimished-like vericose veins in the legs.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Gingivitis: After braces are removed, it is usually easier to clean the teeth and the gum tissue responds by shrinking back to normal tissue tone. This should ta... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tmj: the doctor should do a complete had and neck exam,measure range of motion of the jaw and neck. check joint function, maybe take a special xray or 3-d ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Suboxone: according to the adverse reactions , the teeth will not be damaged. there are many other systemic side effects, but none that specifically concern the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Lower lip : The most likely reason for your lower lip to twitch aafter removing youir dentur is that the lower lip muscle is used to holding the denture in. To do... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Emesis/toothbrushing: The nerve that controls the gag reflex is within the back 1/3 of the tongue and sometimes hitting the tongue with the toothbrush will trigger the reac... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Not enough info: Without knowing the range of motion of your jaw muscles, the condition of your teeth, a throat airway score and what other medical conditions are pres... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Water absorption: the water molecule is too large to permeate through the tissue in the mouth. the water will only wet the surface of either the tongue or the soft tiss... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Overbite: an overbite indicates that the chewing teeth may be in a challenged position as well. this means that the teeth may not work together as well over tim... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Dental post: if the metal post has been cleaned and then possibly micro-etched, it can be re-used with resin bonding cement. the remaining tooth should be assessed... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Canker sores: canker sores (apthous ulcers) are usually stress related. this would then indicate that the immune system is weak, which speaks to a nutritional defic... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Vitamin D: the lack of natural sunlight prevents us from producing enough Vitamin D. See a nutrition/supplement professional for your proper dosage( we all have ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tongue bumps: These bumps are most likely circumvallate papillae which are normal structures on the tongue. They have some function in taste and saliva is released ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Bulimia/perio: A result of bumilia is more likely decay of the teeth the mouth is exposed to excess acid. However, if the gum tissue is exposed to acid over time, it... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tmj symptoms: Occasionally when there is jaw muscle overuse, the muscles can get enlarged and those that wrap under your chin could feel "swollen".
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Sweet sensitivity: eating sweets produces acid in the saliva . if there is an unprotected spot on a tooth(either the root surface, where there is a leaky filling, or pos... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Teen dental bleach: When teeth are younger, the area that houses the nerve is closeer to the surface. In-office bleaching may distrurb the nerves inside as the chemistry ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Molar anatomy: if there are deep pits in the molars, it's easier to have decay form as it is more difficult to clean them. the dentist could place a permanent "seala... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Mouth rinsing: it's great that you are trying so hard to keep your teeth clean. i prefer a mouthrinse without alcohol, but is it's once a day and you are using a flu... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tooth movement: teeth move for a number of reasons-unstable bite, periodontal disease(which loosens the attachment of the teeth to the bone), have a thorough dental e... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Ibuprofen: it is best to space the doses at least 4-6 hours apart. if 600 mg is not effective, try 800 mg(= four over the counter tabs) every 4-6 hours instead. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Possible jaw muscle: the head and neck work together and the teeth determine the pattern of function for the jaw muscles. if the teeth are not in a harmonious relationship... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Ortho progress: it depends upon the bracket/wire system and the treatment plan. you should discuss this concern with the doctor(not the assistant). you may want the d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Jaw popping: jaw popping usually means that the cartilage in the jaw joint is not travelling at the same rate as the jaw opening. the cartilage gets stuck either b... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Orthodontics: find another dentist/orthodontist. he should have noticed the short roots BEFORE treatment. you may be able to move your teeth to finish the treatment... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Dental fistula: This is an emergency! a fistula means that an infection has been there so long that it has destroyed the bone from the inside out. This is a sign of a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tmj pain: Salt water gargling may help cleanse tonsils and throat tissues and thereby relieve tightness or pressure but if there is muscle imbalance and/or join... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Dry socket: The dry socket happens when the clot is lost. Pain symptoms sometime take 3 days to develop.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Healing/false teeth: It takes about 4-6 weeks for the bone and gum tissue to close and contract into shape after extractions. Dentures may be placed immediatly after extra... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Sodium hypchlorite: The chemical get diluted with your saliva so unless there was a very, very concenttrated amount in one small area, there should be no side effects oth... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Fever and teething: A rise in body temperature is common when teething. Acetaminophen(tylenol) is antipyrogenic(reduces fever) as well as a pain reliever. This may be fou... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Antibiotics: Oral administration of antibiotics usually starts to help the affected area in 24-48 hours. Then the area needs to be treated to remove the source of... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Abcess: Moist heat applied to the area of the swelling from an abscess will help to consolidate the infection. Just a 10 degre raise intemperature is needed. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Tongue dryness: If the nasal airway is blocked(inflammation of the tissue covering the turbinates(caves inside the nose), enlarged adenoids, tonsils, we are forced to... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Esthetic dentistry: The transluscent line is where the porcelain is less opaque . The shadow from the inside of the mouth shows through. This is why a try-in and asking t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Scalp/tmj connection: There are muscles under your scalp. These are attached to the temporalis muscles(forehead). So if you have muscle imbalance in the muscles that open ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
SSRI-bad taste: One side effect of ssri medications is dry mouth. Without adequate saliva flow, the ph of the mouth is more acidic, plaque accumulates and hardens and... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. POMERANCE is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. POMERANCE is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you, I saw him yesterday and he said there is no other treatment for me. and ivisalign is no option he said I don't believe him. :(
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was asked what I thought but didn't notice till I got home.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for answering! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Dentistry, MI
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

John Mew Orthotropic/Biobloc Residency
Completed 2015

Awards

Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry
Top Doctor, Third Place, Ann Arbor Region, MI - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Michigan - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
american academy of general dentisty
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