Botox is a medication that has been used for many years in the field of medicine. It has recently become popular, and has many applications in facial cosmetics.
Dentists not only have thorough and advanced training in the head and neck area; they also are skilled and experienced in facial injections.
Botox in Dentistry can be used for both cosmetic enhancement but also reduce the effects of grinding (e.g. wear on teeth, restorations such as crowns and fixed bridgework and fillings). Untreated grinding will reduce the longevity of most dental materials and the patient’s own natural enamel. Botox can relax the jaw muscles which can also alleviate tension headaches related to stress and grinding.
If you think you could benefit from Botox treatment, ask Dr Lovely New Westminster dentist the next time you are in for a visit!