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How is Botox Used in Dentistry?

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You have probably heard of Botox and may have even had treatment to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

While it’s true that it works wonders for restoring a more youthful appearance, there are several therapeutic uses for Botox in dentistry than you might realize.

What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name for a type of neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The toxin works by blocking the release of neurotransmitters, causing facial muscles to relax, which is why it’s widely used for facial esthetics.

More and more dentists today are trained to administer Botox injections because of their familiarity with the movement of facial muscles. ...

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