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 November 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Types for All Stripes: Teeth Whitening

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of… (Read More)

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

Late for an Important Date: When Baby Teeth Don’t Fall Out

Most kids lose their baby teeth—also called primary teeth—in a distinct sequence at set intervals.  Children’s baby teeth come out naturally starting around age six, becoming progressively looser as they fall out (sometimes with a little extra wiggling because the Tooth Fairy is expected to visit).  Sometimes baby tooth loss doesn’t happen in the usual… (Read More)

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

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your… (Read More)

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

Destination Dentistry – Are the Savings Worth the Risk?

Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the… (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

The Buzz on Electric Toothbrushes: Are They Really Worth the Investment?

Electric toothbrushes have been on the market for years now, and whether you’re a devout user or a critical skeptic, you may still be wondering: do they really work better, or have we all been duped? Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong are here to break down some of the myths and separate fact from fiction… (Read More)

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

Is My Child’s Loose Tooth Causing Them Pain?

If you’re a parent or you’re lucky enough to work with infants and toddlers, you know that teething is not the most fun phase they’ll go through. Teeth having to push their way through gum tissue sounds rough, so it’s no surprise that as it happens, your little one will likely be sensitive and in… (Read More)

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

Science Rules: Fun Crafts & Oral Health Experiments for Kids

At Sweet City Smiles, we know your little one’s smile fills you with joy and pride; smiles are a source of joy and pride for us, too! We cherish the opportunity to help build a foundation that will ensure your child has a healthy smile for life. But, we know before they become oral hygiene… (Read More)

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

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Chang & Dr…. (Read More)

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

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Dr. Jonathan Chang & Dr. Ruby Truong of Sweet City Smiles wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many… (Read More)

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

Can Children Get Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7.  Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum… (Read More)

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