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

Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Dr…. (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 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 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 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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