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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 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 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 August 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Oral Hygiene for Families on the Go

Today’s families seem to be busier than they were in the past—lots of homework, extracurricular activities, and hopefully, some quality time spent with the family. Here are a few ideas from Sweet City Smiles to make consistent oral hygiene a little more convenient: Brushing teeth in the shower:  as hard as it is to get… (Read More)

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

5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over the world, so Sweet City Smiles is here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel… (Read More)

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Posted July 16, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

No Tradesies: Packing Mouth-Healthy Lunches for Kiddos

Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone else feel exhausted just thinking about it all?  The right foods in your child’s lunch can… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Sugar Hill. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Sweet City Smiles wants you to be informed… (Read More)

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

Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety… (Read More)

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Posted April 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat.  In addition… (Read More)

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Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can… (Read More)

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