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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 January 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Animal-Assisted Therapy & Dentistry

Assistance animals prescribed for many different conditions and situations have become a frequent topic of discussion in recent years. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, many businesses must allow service animals to accompany disabled individuals into any public area of a facility. For example, a hospital would allow the presence of a service animal in… (Read More)

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

Feeling Worn Down?

As people get older, the body naturally begins the process of breaking down—and unfortunately, that includes our teeth. Worn teeth are somewhat inevitable, but diligent oral hygiene and quality dental care from Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong can help save as much of your natural teeth as possible. It is extremely common for adults to… (Read More)

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

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.  So which is true? Do the health… (Read More)

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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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