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The More You Know

Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong are passionate about education of all kinds, especially when it relates to the health of our patients. Twice every month, Sweet City Smiles will post blogs about a variety of dental and health education topics. We hope you will find them interesting. Feel free to share, comment and join the conversation!

Posted June 15, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Is Your Little One Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth?  Calcium builds strong bones…. (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Will the Gap in My Child’s Teeth Ever Close?

Diastema is the medical name for a space or gap between two teeth. While the most commonly gapped teeth are the two at upper front and center, a gap can occur between any two teeth. There are many potential causes for gapped teeth, including: Teeth that are too small for the jawbone Teeth that are… (Read More)

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Silver Diamine Fluoride: An Affordable Filling Alternative

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic topical liquid solution brushed onto teeth to halt the progression of tooth decay. Research has shown the effectiveness of SDF in cavity prevention and arrest, and it has been used safely and successfully worldwide with patients of all age groups. Sweet City Smiles uses silver diamine fluoride to… (Read More)

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Social Stories: Support for Kids with Autism

In this blog article, Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong discusses Social Stories™ and how they help provide emotional support to autistic kids with the goal of improving their dental (and other) experiences. A social story about going to the dentist follows specific criteria and story elements to reinforce a safe, detailed description of a dental… (Read More)

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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Buds for Life: Your Tongue & Taste

Full disclosure before your Sugar Hill dental team at Sweet City Smiles starts dropping knowledge on the muscles in your mouth that are partially to thank (or blame) for the foods you love: we’re hungry as we write this and are envisioning pizza; yummy, savory pizza with cheese that stretches when you grab a slice,… (Read More)

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Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Can Dentists Detect Eating Disorders in Children & Teens?

At Sweet City Smiles, we want our dental family to feel safe and comfortable in our practice, and for each experience in our care to be positive. We also want our patients and their families to be informed, which sometimes means discussing heavy topics—today’s heavy topic is eating disorders. Wondering why a dentist would broach… (Read More)

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Signs Your Child May Have a Dental Problem

Examining your child’s mouth isn’t easy! Their bone structure is still developing, and they might have difficulty opening wide—if they don’t, you’ll probably need a flashlight and a dental mirror for examination.  Your Sugar Hill dentists, Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong are equipped with a comfortable dental chair for them to lean back in, an… (Read More)

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

“Buy-Up” Dental Insurance: A Little Extra Protection

When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes!  For some of us, it’s nostalgic… (Read More)

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Life Hacks: One Simple Way to Protect Your Child’s Smile

Did you know that sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17? For children between the ages of 5-14, recreational activities (e.g., riding a bike) account for an estimated 3.2 million emergency room visits.  With statistics like these, it’s no wonder parents want to… (Read More)

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