Dentist near Alpine, UT discusses TMJ disorder and treatments

TMJ Disorder and Treatments Near Alpine UT area

Your mouth is one of the most vital parts of your anatomy. Without it you could not breathe properly, take in nourishment, or communicate. Yet, while other joints such as wrists, knees, and shoulders get a lot of attention, we tend to ignore the health of joints in the mouth. Dr. Brian Isaacson is a general dentist serving patients in and near Alpine, UT. He helps them understand TMJ disorder and find effective treatments, for comfortable oral function. The amazing temporomandibular joint Bend your index finger or knee and you will realize that most joints in the body are meant … Continue reading

Complete general dental services for the whole family in Cedar Hills, UT

Doctor treats patient teeth in dental clinic

Cedar Hills Family Dentistry was the first dental practice in town, and has been providing quality, compassionate care for four decades. As the second-generation Cedar Hills dentist, Dr. Brian Isaacson is proud to continue this tradition of excellence. He and his team provide a full range of general dental services in Cedar Hills UT. What is general dentistry? General dentists have training in all aspects of oral health, with a particular focus on preventive care. They provide checkups, cleanings, advice, and a broad range of treatments. Your general dentist is the one you turn to for oral health concerns from … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Blog of Cedar Hills Family Dentistry Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Cedar Hills, UT area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice. As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology … Continue reading

Your Child’s Impacted Front Teeth can be Saved – but Don’t Wait too Long

Your Child's Impacted Front Teeth can be Saved

Children’s permanent teeth normally erupt over several years after first forming below the gum line. All their permanent teeth should come in by the time they reach early adolescence. Unfortunately, this process doesn’t always happen as it should. If the erupting teeth become crowded due to a poor bite (malocclusion), teeth still to come in may not have enough room to fully erupt. They become impacted, a condition in which the visible crown remains partially or completely submerged below the gum line. Impacted teeth create consequences for other teeth and dental health overall. They more readily cause abscesses (a localized … Continue reading

Word Quiz on Oral Hygiene

Word Quiz on Oral Hygiene

Yes, you brush your teeth every day. But how much do you really know about this important habit? Test your knowledge with our quiz on dental vocabulary. Choose the correct meaning for: Oral Hygiene Clean language The practice of keeping your teeth and gums clean A shade of lipstick A type of dental surgery Biofilm A movie about a person’s life, such as “Ray Charles” A new kind of cling wrap An accumulation of bacteria that forms a whitish, sticky film A tooth whitener Dental plaque A type of instrument used to clean teeth Bacteria that accumulate on teeth and … Continue reading

Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Was Not So Sweet to Cast’s Teeth!

Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory Was Not So Sweet to Cast's Teeth!

The classic movie Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, still brings back sweet memories of childhood to people everywhere. Recently, the news broke that a remake of the beloved 1971 film is in now development in Hollywood. But at a reunion of the original cast members a few years ago, child star Denise Nickerson revealed that her role as gum-chewing Violet Beauregard caused a problem: she ended up with 13 cavities as a result of having to chew gum constantly during the filming! It should come as no surprise that indulging in sugary treats can lead to … Continue reading

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn’t Have Braces

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces

Mayim Bialik has spent a good part of her life in front of TV cameras: first as the child star of the hit comedy series Blossom, and more recently as Sheldon Cooper’s love interest — a nerdy neuroscientist — on The Big Bang Theory. (In between, she actually earned a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA…but that’s another story.) As a child, Bialik had a serious overbite — but with all her time on camera, braces were just not an option. “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine. “I was on TV at … Continue reading

What You Should Know About Veneers for Teenagers

What You Should Know About Veneers for Teenagers

Porcelain veneers are a great way to enhance an unattractive smile. But are they appropriate for teenagers? The answer usually depends on a patient’s current development stage and the type of veneer used. Veneers are thin layers of porcelain bonded to the front of teeth. But even though quite thin, they can appear bulky if we don’t first remove some of the tooth’s enamel surface. This is irreversible, so the tooth may require a restoration from then on. This could be a major issue for teens whose permanent teeth are still developing. During this period the tooth’s central pulp is … Continue reading

Vivica’s Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile

Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile

What’s an actor’s most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it’s what you see right up front. “On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in” she said. “Especially if you play the hot chick.” But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That’s when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment. “I got veneers years ago,” Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in … Continue reading

Understanding the Aging Process Leads to More Effective Orthodontics

Understanding the Aging Process Leads to More Effective Orthodontics

If you’ve ever looked at younger photos of yourself, you’re sure to notice differences with your present appearance. Of course, your basic features might appear much the same. But maybe your lips seemed a little thicker back then, or your nose a bit less prominent. This is because your facial features don’t stop growing when you reach adulthood—they continue to change throughout your life. For example, lips reach their maximum thickness by around age 14 for girls or age 16 for boys; they’ll remain at that level of thickness for a few years before gradually thinning throughout adulthood. The nose … Continue reading