Botulinum toxin, known by the more common trade name of Botox or Xeomin, was discovered to have the ability to block muscular contractions in 1949. So what does this have to do with a dental office?
In our practice, we offer the neuromodulator (Xeomin) as both a therapeutic and cosmetic treatment.
Therapeutically it may be used to decrease the amount of force that many people subconsciously exert on their jaw joint and teeth during night time grinding. This in turn decreases the amount of tension within muscles that may cause headaches as well as jaw problems. And most importantly, it can protect the teeth from being broken down and even fractured.
Cosmetically, Botox offers a softening and smoothening effect on frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines by inhibiting the ability of these muscles to create wrinkles in our skin.
Feel free to book a consult with Dr Ian at your next check-up to see if Botox is right for you
Did you know….
1 in 5 people suffer from night time grinding/clenching (aka: bruxing) with woman being more prone to this subconscious habit.
Static lines are the wrinkles we have at rest whereas dynamic lines are wrinkles we form during contraction of muscles underneath the skin.
Botox has been licensed since 1990 in Canada.
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