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Botox’s Increasingly Important Place in the Dental Office

Posted in Botox

Some cosmetic surgeons feel strongly that the botulinum toxin in any form has no place in a dental office. So why are many dentists getting onboard with the trend of offering Botox, Dysport, and the like in their practices?

Dentists Do Know a Thing Or Two About Heads

A dentist with several years of training and extensive experience is a far cry from a quack who would randomly inject a person with medication. Dentists know a lot more about head and neck anatomy that extends well beyond the teeth. If you’re going to have anyone who’s not a cosmetic dermatologist give you a Botox injection, your dentist is the best choice for a “face” expert.

Safe Botox Use In Dentistry

For the best dental experience with Botox, you want the best provider. If you’re interested in the service, look for a dentist who’s had plenty of hands-on training with the specialists. Before agreeing to any Botox treatment, ask a few questions about the dentist’s certification.

Why Use Botox In Dentistry?

There are two main reasons dentists are incorporating this treatment into their practices:

  • Patients can conveniently complete their smile makeover at one location
  • Botox has some use in relieving TMJ pain

Dentists are passionate about helping patients get a smile they love. This can mean smoothing out wrinkles or relaxing an upper lip to create the perfect frame for those sparkling white teeth. At times, a patient may be in desperate need of relief from some otherwise untreatable headache issue.

If you’re curious to learn more about Botox, ask a dentist near you about the treatment options available in your area.

Posted on behalf of:
Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC
1295 Hembree Rd B202
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 475-6767


Therapeutic Use of Dermal Fillers and Botox in Dentistry

Posted in Botox

You may be familiar with substances like Botox and Juvederm for how they’re used in making facial structures look younger. What place do these products have in a dental office?

Some dentists are seeking to expand their treatment services by offering cosmetic muscle relaxants and facial fillers. But there are more applications for products like Botox and Juvederm than you might guess.

What Else Is Botox Used For?

Botox can be used to treat pain in the TMJ because it relaxes tense muscles in the area. This also makes it handy if you have a problem with clenching your teeth out of stress.

Botox can also be placed around the corners of mouth to keep the edges of the lips from collapsing over each other. If your smile seems rather “gummy,” then relaxing some of the muscles around your lips may help them not open so far over your teeth.

Overactive muscles can create tension in the mouth that makes it hard for dentures and partials to stay in. Botox is a temporary treatment that can enhance retention of removable appliances.

How Can Juvederm Help Your Smile?

Juvederm and other similar fillers can sometimes substitute for gum surgery by plumping up areas to fill in empty gaps around teeth. Plumping up lips themselves may also be necessary to allow for clear speech. As Botox relaxes muscles to improve mouth movement, Juvederm can add structure where needed to make similar improvements.

The Future Of Fillers And Relaxers In Dentistry

Depending on where you live, Botox may be used in dentistry or not. Laws vary from state to state. Ask your dentist about which cosmetic treatments are currently available in your area.

Posted on behalf of:
Basin Dentistry
5016 Briarwood Ave
Midland, TX 79707
(462) 699-7334


Botox in Dentistry?

Posted in Botox

While it may sound like an added perk to your smile makeover, getting Botox® from your dentist could mean a lot more for you.

A lot of family and cosmetic dentists are reaching out to offer more services in their practice. This allows them to serve the patients’ needs more completely.

If you wanted to give your smile an all-over boost, wouldn’t you prefer to get it all done at one place?  But you may want to consider looking into Botox® treatment for other dental-related reasons.

  1. Dull TMJ Pain

One of the most common reasons for using Botox® in dentistry is to relax tense muscles around your jaw. Botox® prevents muscles from contracting too much and can provide up to three months of relief from the pain of TMJ disorder.

  1. Save Your Teeth

If you have a chronic habit of bruxism (teeth grinding and/or clenching), then your teeth are in trouble. Botox® can reduce the power of your bite, giving your teeth a much-needed break.

  1. Immune System-Supporting Mood Boost!

You know that good feeling that comes from a workout or healthy lunch or a new haircut?

Botox® can actually provide a similar rush. This drug relaxes muscles to give you relief from chronic pain – that’s a reason to feel good! If you choose to get treatment for cosmetic purposes, you’ll likely experience a big confidence boost.

All those feel-good emotions will help strengthen your immune system to fight off gum disease.

Before diving headfirst into Botox® treatment, you should make sure of what you’re getting into. Consult your dentist or another qualified Botox® provider in your area to find out whether this therapy is right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Crabapple Dental
12670 Crabapple Rd #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 319-0123

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