When most people think of Botox, they think it’s simply a cosmetic procedure that can help keep your appearance younger and reduce wrinkles. But did you know one of the most common places you can find Botox is right at the dentist’s office?
Dental Botox can be used to address a lot of oral health issues. Find out everything you need to know about dental Botox in the following article.
Botox is a drug that helps relax the muscles and prevent them from contracting. It’s commonly used to reduce wrinkles in the skin, and its effects are temporary.
Dental Botox means using this drug to address certain oral health concerns that the patient may have. The drug itself is essentially the same - what changes is its application.
Dental Botox can be used to:
When you get Botox at the dentist’s office, you may get a lot more benefits than first meets the eye:
It Can Help Relieve Migraines and Headaches
Botox can block the signals your nerves send to the muscles, which helps relieve tension and promote relaxation. In some patients, this can help reduce the severity of headaches and migraines and in some cases eliminate them completely.
Can Prevent Jaw Clenching and Tooth Grinding
The muscle relaxation effects of Botox can help patients who clench their jaw or grind their teeth. Apart from reducing the discomfort these phenomena often create, the results also help protect your teeth against unnecessary pressure and friction.
Can Help You Adjust to New Dentures
Some patients have no problems getting used to their new dentures, others may need a bit more time adjusting to them. Botox can help relax the muscles in your lips and face, and allow them to fall better into place with your new dentures.
The result is that you have a much easier time using your new dentures successfully!
Can Improve the Way Your Smile Looks
Botox can be used in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to change the way your smile looks. For instance, it’s a popular method to reduce the “gummy smile” look, which essentially means a large part of the gums are exposed when a person smiles.
No matter why you’re interested in Botox, Dr. Hlavaty can help you access this treatment in a safe and controlled environment.
Achieve your dream smile or appearance with our professional dental Botox services.
Book a consultation at Hlavaty Dental Arts online, or call us at 805-564-3600 today to find out more about Botox and how we can help.