While the cosmetic benefits of Botox are well known, many people are unfamiliar with the use of Botox for dental help. The use of Botox for dental needs is gaining traction across the dental industry because it offers a variety of benefits that can help many people. While you might think that only plastic surgeons should be using botox, when it comes to the muscles of the face, dentists are very knowledgeable.
How Does Botox Work
Botox has become a relatively well-known treatment for reducing the appearance and development of fine lines and wrinkles, but do you know where it comes from? Developed from botulinum toxin A, Botox is actually a protein created by bacteria that acts as a neurotoxin. When used on skin and muscle it causes effective and precise paralysis. While the effects last for a considerable time, they are not permanent, and multiple treatments will be needed to keep the results going.
What Is Dental Botox
In the case of dental botox, a qualified, professional dentist will evaluate a patient to see if a botox treatment will help with their particular symptoms. A dental botox treatment will be confined to the lower half of the face, but the effects may be more precise than even a plastic surgeon might achieve. Because dentists are so well versed in the way the lower half of the face works, they can take a far more targeted approach than others.
What Are the Benefits
Dental Botox comes with a variety of benefits that may vary from person to person. To start, it can help with some aesthetic aspects like frown lines, lip lines, puckered chins, and gummy smiles due to over retracted upper lips. Additionally, Botox can be used to help reduce jaw tension and Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome – which can cause severe tension in the face, neck, and head. Treatment of botox on these tension issues can help reduce the effects of teeth grinding and not only help protect teeth but decrease the headaches they cause.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter,Google+ and YouTube.