Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Considering Botox? Make Sure You Know These Five Things

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Are you seriously considering Botox injections to deal with the signs of facial aging? If so, you'll want to know the following things before moving forward with the procedure.

What Areas Of The Face Is Botox Good For?

There are a few areas of the face where Botox tends to work best. One of those is to treat the vertical lines that are found between the eyebrows, which is known as the glabella. Botox can also be used to treat crow's feet, which are those lines that you see when you laugh or smile. Forehead lines are also easy to treat, which often show up when you raise your brow. 

Can Botox Do More Than Smooth Out Wrinkles?

Botox can actually be used to help slim your jaw. There is a masseter muscle in your jaw that gives you the ability to chew, and some people may have a very thick jaw muscle. Botox can be used to help the muscle come down in size, but at the same time not reduce the strength that it provides. 

What Are The Side Effects Of Botox?

Botox is very well tolerated with patients, but there are some side effects that can happen. Anytime you put a needle into the skin, such as when getting a vaccination, it can cause the area to bruise. The bruising should be minimal and go away fairly quickly though if it does happen. 

How Long Does Botox Last For? 

Know that your Botox treatment is not going to last forever. You should see the benefits of it for about 3-4 months on average, but it could also be as long as 6 months and as short as 2 months. Since everyone's body will react differently to Botox, it is hard to say how long it will last until you experience it for yourself. 

How Quickly Will Botox Take Effect?

Be aware that you won't see an immediate result when you get Botox. It can take a few days to start seeing those wrinkles actually go away but some patients may need up to 14 days to see the full effects. Just be patient and know that in time you will see the full benefits of the Botox injections. 

Do you still have questions about getting Botox before you move forward? Reach out to a doctor in your area who can provide you with a professional consultation and set your expectations.


1 February 2022