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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 October 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see Sugar Hill dentists Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Chang or Dr. Truong tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be… (Read More)

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Posted October 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be a philosophical virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below… (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites

Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth.  The most severe cases may require surgical… (Read More)

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Posted September 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental News
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors—Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or Doctor of Medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral… (Read More)

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Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Xylitol: Is it Safe for Kids?

What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally-occurring substance found in the birch tree and in many fruits and vegetables. Its chemical structure resembles a cross between sugar and alcohol—but it is neither. Xylitol is used as an FDA-approved artificial sweetener that can also assist in the prevention of tooth decay, so Dr. Chang & Dr…. (Read More)

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Posted August 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Applesauce to Zucchini: What Should I Eat After Dental Surgery?

If you need dental surgery, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. How much will it cost? How much will it hurt? Who is going to drive me home? And perhaps most importantly, what can I eat? Recovery can seem a lot more stressful if you don’t stock up on acceptable soft foods… (Read More)

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Posted July 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Sugar Hill dentist Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong has the answers!… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage at the end of 2016. One possible solution is dental savings plans (also called… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read… (Read More)

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