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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 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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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 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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