We are a dental office who can provide Cosmetic and Therapeutic Botox
What is Botox?
Botox is a drug used to weaken a muscle to create a desired effect. Many times this desired effect is a lessening of wrinkles. The Botox drug (botulinum toxin type A) is administered through small injections, and binds to muscle nerve receptors preventing the muscle from contracting and creating wrinkles.
Botox can also be used to alleviate clenching and grinding habits. Studies have shown that atleast 30% of adults grind their teeth in some way. Clenching and grinding can have extremely adverse effects on the TMJ joint as well as your teeth. Botox can be used to weaken the muscles that cause this extreme clenching and relieve the symptoms.
Cosmetic Botox is used primarily to prevent wrinkles and slow the facial aging process. Botox can be used to lessen lines at rest on the frontalis (forehead), glabellar (11’s, between the brows), and crowes feet. Botox can also be used cosmetically to accentuate the natural lip curvatures (lip flip) and help correct a gummy smile.
Why Botox from a dentist?
Botox is administered with an injection, due to the use of anesthetics in dentistry many dentists give thousands of injections throughout a year. Dentists are also specialists of the anatomy and physiology of facial muscles and nerve anatomy. It is also very convenient, most patients have a dental visit twice a year and can have Botox injections completed at the same appointment.