Botox and Fillers
Did you know that many dentists are starting to offer Botox, and facial fillers, in their offices? Dentists who are members of the Academy of Facial Aesthetics, are trained to provide facial injections to reduce and prevent wrinkles, or fill and plump the skin. But is it safe to get these injections at the same time you get your teeth cleaned? The F-D-A says yes! Dentists have extensive training in the structure of the face, and specialized knowledge to expertly give these injections. Plus, many patients are able to get their injections when their mouth and face are already numb for a dental procedure, thus reducing the possibility of pain. If you are thinking about Botox or other facial injections, talk with your dentist.