Why Botox at a Dentist’s Office?

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Have you considered botox? You aren’t alone. In 2017, it was the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. Botox is an injection, that blocks the signal between a nerve and a muscle. Focused on specific areas of the face, it can reduce the impact of wrinkles or fine lines. Are there wrinkles or lines you would want to target with botox? Maybe smile or forehead lines? Or crow’s feet? Your dentist could be the perfect one to provide those botox injections. 

Why the Dentist?

Botox at the dentist’s office? Yes, you read that right. It’s a growing trend and there’s a lot of reason for it. Dentists are really the perfect professionals to administer botox injects. They are experts in administering focused injections. Think of the pain inhibitors they have to inject before dental procedures. In fact, dentist administer more injections than just about any other medical professional. 

Dentists are so ideal for this kind of service that the American Dental Association offers workshops and continuing education for dentists to learn more. Dentists do more than clean your teeth, as you know if you’ve ever suffered from jaw pain or other ailments. Dentists are familiar with the face and neck, working with it closely. At the end of the day, dentists seek to help their patients improve their smiles, from the inside out. So who better to help patients’ faces light up through Botox?

More than Cosmetic

Botox can also be an excellent way to address certain painful conditions, such as TMJ and grinding. Relaxing the muscles in very specific areas of the face and jaw can relieve symptoms and alleviate pressure on your teeth. If you’ve been suffering from jaw discomfort, clenching, or grinding, Botox may be the answer. As you are seeking solutions, you may want to ask your dentist about this option. 

Botox at Smiles Family Dentistry

Dr. Megan Timm and her team here at Smiles Iowa have had vast experience with both cosmetic concerns and facial pain. They would be happy to speak with you about your questions. Dr. Timm and the team have undergone rigorous training to be able to administer these injections. In addition, Dr. Timm is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. 

We are here to help you feel better about your smile and your look overall. Are you wondering if Botox is right for you? We here are Smiles Iowa offer free consultations for patients who are curious if Botox is a good option for them. You can call and make an appointment or fill out our contact form.

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