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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 January 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later The bump becomes a cluster of blisters The blisters dry up and scab over The scab… (Read More)

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Posted January 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Sweet City Smiles, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some… (Read More)

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Posted December 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few… (Read More)

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Posted December 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Down Syndrome & Dental Issues

Today, Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong of Sweet City Smiles would like to discuss the unique dental characteristics of those with Down Syndrome. First teeth may arrive later. Children who have Down syndrome can get their first teeth anywhere from 12 to 24 months of age; they may not have a complete set of baby… (Read More)

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Posted November 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Sugar Hill dentist, Dr. Ruby Truong & Dr. Jonathan Chang can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when… (Read More)

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Posted November 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Help! My Child is Terrified of the Dentist

If you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life.  At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they… (Read More)

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Posted October 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late for Dental Care

Good News for Grown-Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be tough to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle?  Sweet… (Read More)

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Posted October 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Do You Smooch Your Pooch?

We’ve all heard the expression that a dog is a (hu)man’s best friend, and dog lovers wouldn’t disagree. There’s also a common misconception that “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth”. As it turns out, that’s not true at all, and there are many reasons you should never let your dog kiss you… (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.  If… (Read More)

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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Biofilm: The Most Important Film of the Year

Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well as a slew of other materials. It’s likely you’ve been aware of biofilm on your… (Read More)

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