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Should Dentists Really Be Administering Botox and Fillers?

Should dentists really administer Botox and Fillers?

One of the most common questions we get asked is…“Why are you doing botox?”…coupled with a wrinkled nose and and puzzled eyes.

Botox has been used therapeutically in dentistry for years, treating overactive muscles in patients that grind their teeth (bruxism) and also dropping the top lip in the with “gummy” smiles. More recently however, it has become apparent that all of the beautiful work we do on a daily basis, orthodontics, teeth whitening, veneers etc was being let down by the frame around it, the lips and face so we decided to do something about it.

As dentists, we have a fantastic knowledge of head and neck anatomy, as well as giving more daily injections than pretty much any other profession, so it made sense to finally combine the cosmetic and dental industries…plus we are really good at it!

Why choose your dentist?

Dental clinics are subject to the most stringent cross infection control legislations, as strict as hospitals, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your injections will be in the cleanest and safest environment possible.

Your dentist knows you better than any other medical practitioner! Most people have had their dentist for years and visit them every 6/12 months. Name another medical professional that you visit so often? This puts them perfectly placed to administer your botox or fillers at your dental check up, no extra visits needed, no need to travel to another clinic.

Dermal fillers can be a painful procedure, but not at your dentist! We are the only ones able to administer local anaesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure an absolutely pain free experience.

Anonymity! Nobody likes to admit they have botox or fillers, let alone walk into a dedicated clinic. We can administer your fillers and muscle relaxants with total anonymity, you were just at the dentist…no one will ever know!

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