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Able Dental - Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Botox for Reducing Wrinkles and Treating Teeth Grinding

From starlets to soccer moms – and dads! – it seems like nowadays everyone is jumping on the Botox bandwagon. And for good reason: this non-invasive procedure works like a dream to banish unwanted facial creases and kinks. Furthermore, the promising medical benefits of Botox are quickly making their way into the mainstream. All with virtually no pain or side effects involved. Curious? Next time you visit your friendly dentist in Lethbridge, why not try it out for yourself?

My dentist?

You read that correctly! Dentists in Alberta have recently been granted permission to perform Botox injections on their patients. And when you think about it, the inclusion of the procedure within the scope of dentistry makes perfect sense: dentists are, after all, specialized in all things surrounding the teeth, face and jaw. So when it comes to taming the muscles that cause pesky wrinkles and facial pain, the pros at our Lethbridge dental clinic know what’s what. Plus, Botox should be redone every three to six months in order to maintain its effects – the same frequency as regular teeth cleanings. No need to schedule multiple appointments across town. That’s what we call convenience!

What can Botox do for me?

Let’s face it – you aren’t getting any younger. Neither are we. But short of stumbling upon the fountain of youth, the best way to knock a few years off of your appearance is to get rid of time’s most annoying by-product: wrinkles. And since life is short, you want results, pronto. With Botox, you’ll see a difference after a few days – quite the opposite of expensive wrinkle creams that take months to produce often-underwhelming results. If you’re experiencing any of the following signs of aging, your dentist in Lethbridge can help:

  • Crow’s feet
  • “Smoker’s wrinkles” around the lip area
  • Smile/frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows

Therapeutic uses for Botox

The most common use for Botox is no secret: it was first developed as a cosmetic procedure, and continues to be widely used as such to this day. However, as researchers began to take a closer look at the product, it was found that injections of botulinum toxin – the scientific name for Botox – could be used to treat various medical conditions with great success. A common ailment that responds well to Botox therapy is bruxism – grinding your teeth.

Bruxism puts a lot of stress on your facial muscles, which can cause a slew of issues down the road, ranging from mild discomfort to serious complications. These issues can include:

  • Ear aches
  • Facial pain
  • Excessive tooth wear
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep apnea
  • Frequent headaches

Are you among the 10% of adults who suffer from this night time condition? We know that you can’t help it. But we can! Because Botox acts as a muscle relaxer, injecting it in the muscles that surround the jaw will relieve the tension that causes you to grind your teeth. The effects are almost instantaneous, and won’t put a damper on your daily activities.

Whether your needs are cosmetic or therapeutic in nature, don’t hesitate to turn to Able Dental Group for dental Botox treatments in Lethbridge. Start putting your best face forward; give us a call today. We will give you something to smile about.