Benefits of Botox Treatment: TMJ Pain and Smile Lines

Benefits of Botox Treatment: TMJ Pain and Smile Lines

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Botox is very well known in society for its ability to lift the skin of the face and create a younger-looking complexion. Lately, multiple studies have proven that Botox can actually help people who suffer from severe migraines several times a month. While this breakthrough wow-ed the industry, it also opened several doors to explore the possibilities of other health benefits or treatments that Botox can provide. Thanks to this, there is now evidence that links Botox to treating TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorder) pain and disorders. 

The TMJ muscles in the jaw are used very often throughout the day. Eating, talking, and swallowing are all actions that require the use of this muscle. Sometimes, when this muscle is overworked or irritated due to teeth grinding or too much activity, severe pain can follow. Botox can be used to reduce this pain when Botox is injected in the TMJ area. Essentially, the Botox prevents involuntary movement of the jaw (i.e. teeth grinding) to prevent further irritation and pain. All patients who seek Botox treatment for TMJ pain typically see successful results very quickly. Plus, this procedure is not invasive at all – there is very little downtime and only temporary mild discomfort. You can get back to work right after your procedure!

Do you have deep smile lines that you feel take away from the natural beauty of your face? Do you feel like your smile lines age you? Botox can also reduce the appearance of smile lines. This includes cheek lines, chin lines, and the dreaded crow’s feet. You shouldn’t have to feel like smiling or laughing is causing your face to age. Botox can help you smile confidently and keep you from worrying – your beautiful smile is not causing wrinkles!

If you are experiencing TMJ pain, you want to get rid of your smile lines, or you would like a full face consult, talk to your dentist to get a professional opinion. There are other options available to treat TMJ problems that, in some cases, should be explored before resorting to Botox. Contact Cakmes Dental Studio today to schedule your next appointment. We provide elite dental care and expert advice. We look forward to meeting you and determining if Botox can help you in any way. 

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February: National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Since 1981, the entire month of February has been designated for promoting the importance of children’s dental health. So, this year we are celebrating the 39th anniversary of encouraging and helping raise awareness of the dental health of children. The National Children’s Dental Health Month is a project that was created by the American Dental Association (ADA), Oral B, and Crest. This campaign’s slogan and goal is, “brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.”

Some may find it surprising that many people actually believe that the health of children’s teeth and gums is not relevant until their permanent teeth grow in. This is not true in any way. As soon as a child’s baby tooth grows in, it is at risk of getting a cavity. Although they will, in fact, lose these teeth, cavities in children’s baby teeth can be very painful for the child and financially painful for the parent. 

Once children’s permanent teeth come in, they are at a high risk of getting cavities. Did you know that, according to the CDC, 9 out of 10 cavities occur in children’s back teeth? Dental sealants are proven to be extremely effective in preventing many of these cavities from forming. Sealants are applied to the back teeth, and the application is completely painless. Consult your family dentist today to explore sealant options for your child. You will not regret this decision.

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we love celebrating this month because we see so much opportunity to positively influence children. We encourage parents to never waste a moment by instilling excellent brushing and flossing habits in their children as soon as they are able to brush their teeth on their own. During these adolescent years, kids are sponges. Set (at least) one day of the week to brush and floss together! Children learn so much simply by watching and listening to others, so it is important to act quickly and set a good example. Also, many habits are developed during these years, so encouraging great brushing and flossing habits can be extremely effective in maintaining your child’s dental health throughout their entire life. 

Contact Cakmes Dental Studio to schedule an appointment for you and your child today. We would love to help you and your family celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month!

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