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A Dentist offering Botox?

Cosmetic Dentistry encompasses not only teeth, but the entire face. For decades Cosmetic Dentists have looked at facial structures while designing smiles that fit your unique characteristics. So, it comes at no surprise that such products as Botox and dermal fillers fit right into the dentists wheel house.

That being said, many patients still wonder if Botox injections should only be given by “Plastic Surgeons”, “Dermatologists”, or “trained Nurses”. I ask you, who gives injections daily for a living? Who specializes on facial structures?

People always ask me about adverse reactions to Botox and dermal fillers. The long-termed safety of Botox has become very well established clinically, with millions of injections delivered every single year. Botox treatments are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States and would not be so if there were common adverse reactions.

The most common dermal fillers used are made of hyaluronic acid which are naturally occurring substances in the body. When the effects of Botox and dermal fillers are gone, they are gone completely with no residue or after effects present.

As a matter of fact, the possible adverse reactions and side effects of local anesthetic far exceed anything associated with Botox or dermal fillers.

Now that we have established the fact that Botox and dermal fillers compliment dentistry really well, how easy would it be to get your Botox or dermal filler right after your dental hygiene appointment? You already see the dentist every 4-6 months, taking time out of your busy schedule, why not combine something fun with your dental visit?

Call us today to find out more about this exciting treatment available at Ideal Dentistry!

Keep smiling.

How can a Smile save you from Plastic Surgery?

Do You Smile a lot?

Research shows that the average woman smiles 62 times per day and the average man only 8 times per day.

On contrast, babies smile about 200 times per day and children 400 times!

Why does this matter?

Think of it this way. It takes muscles to smile and it takes muscles to frown. WHICH muscle are you exercising? What happens to muscles that you exercise? They get bigger and stronger, of course. So if muscles that smile pull your lips and face up, what to muscles that make you frown do?

So, when you look at a person that smiles a lot more than they frown, they have happy lines! This is critical. We can read a face, subconsciously, almost immediately. Emotions and feelings are transmitted through facial expressions much better than words.

Think of what it takes to make someone express these emotions:

– Happy

– Excited

– Mad

– Sad

How do you know that someone is sad or happy? It is pretty easy – the up or down turning of the smile.

So if you want to prevent those marionette lines at the sides of your smile, SMILE!

Smile more than you frown…in fact, just stop frowning all together! There are many more benefits to smiling, such as the release of endorphins which make you feel better.

At Ideal Dentistry we now offer Botox Cosmetics to help prevent and treat some of the areas on the face that contribute to age lines. Botox has been used for medical purposes for over 50 years now and is a very safe product. Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions.

Keep Smiling.