Dental Health

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

Grandparents, Grandkids & Dental Care

Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong has been thinking about how much things have changed in the world of dentistry since today’s grandparents were growing kids themselves. Grandparents today are often very involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren—they may live close by, provide financial assistance, or assume childcare responsibilities for working parents. Since oral… (Read More)

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

Hot on the Trail with Oral Pathology

When it comes to your oral health, we hope you never have any pains or problems. Good preventive care will help you always feel your best! But even with the best habits, dental problems do happen. In that case, oral pathology is the science and medicine that helps diagnose and treat whatever is making you… (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 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 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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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise

Most people have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Jonathan Chang & Dr. Ruby Truong has just shown you an X-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view.  It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but… (Read More)

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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 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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