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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 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 May 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place.  Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why… (Read More)

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Posted May 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

Zirconia Crowns for Kids

Zirconia has been used in major medical procedures like hip replacement for many years due to its strength and biocompatibility. It took the dental industry until the early 2000s to catch up, beginning with adult dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals and dental crowns. In 2010, zirconia became available for use in pediatric… (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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Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Sugar Hill, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50.  Either way, you’re probably wondering what… (Read More)

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

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Chang & Dr. Truong in Sugar Hill is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the… (Read More)

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

Is My Child’s Oral Hygiene Routine Sufficient?

A child’s happy, healthy smile is a source of pride and joy for parents—and dentists, too! For this reason, you’ll likely spend a good deal of time helping them develop superb oral hygiene routines to ensure they keep their teeth for life.  When you’re just getting started, you may have a lot of questions. We… (Read More)

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