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

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Sugar Hill are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At Sweet… (Read More)

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

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth! The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

It’s no secret that residents of Georgia love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Chang and Dr. Truong wants you… (Read More)

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

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This… (Read More)

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

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Sweet City Smiles would like everyone in Sugar Hill to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it?… (Read More)

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