BOTOX Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Another use of BOTOX Cosmetic that you may not think of, initially, is for relief and management of facial pain, headaches, migraines and other mouth pain. This pain could be stemming from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ,) bruxism or clenching.
Have you found yourself not smiling because you’re embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth? Do you have a little chip on your front tooth that you think everyone can see when you talk? There is no need to keep feeling self-conscious about your smile. By concealing imperfections with veneers and replacing the exterior of the tooth with crowns you can have a brand-new smile.
The removal of your wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that emerges later in the teen years and early adulthood, is a preventative measure Dr. Susan Tikson recommends for the overall health of your mouth.
There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people the major reason is due to bacteria on the tongue. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduces bad breath by 70%. Some causes of bad breath: Food Poor oral hygiene habits Periodontal (gum) disease Tobacco products Medications Dry mouth … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?
When it comes to kids and sports, whether contact or non-contact, protective gear is expected. For football, boys wear pads and a helmet. For biking, a helmet and maybe knee pads are in order. Hockey players wear shin, shoulder and elbow pads and gloves. Shin guards protect legs in soccer. Volleyball players wear knee pads. … Continue reading Sports & Protecting Your Teeth with Mouth Guards
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. One of the best things is that the treatment has minimal impact on your everyday life. Your Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for you. A series of clear removable aligners fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating if needed. You wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Sugar and acid are not very friendly to your teeth and overall oral health. Constant exposure to sugars and acids put your teeth at risk. Acid attacks the teeth and erodes the enamel of your teeth leaving it vulnerable to decay and cavities. When your enamel weakens, bacteria or plaque sets in, sticking to your teeth, and eventually the sugars penetrate your tooth. Gross!