There’s an increasingly common scenario taking place in our office that isn’t one you might expect if you’re envisioning the traditional services offered with dental care.
It goes something like this: patients request teeth whitening or veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth and their smile. They are pleased when they see the results and then make a joke along the lines of, “Now if you could just do something for these wrinkles around my eyes!”
Actually, we can, and in fact we do so often for our patients—men as well as women. While you may not have thought about going to a dentist’s office for cosmetic procedures like Botox or Jeuveau® injections or facial fillers, it’s actually a natural extension of services that more and more dental patients are asking for.
In fact, for more than a decade health regulatory boards have approved the use of botulinum toxin—most well-known under the brand name Botox—and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures by dentists. Initially this was because Botox can also be very effective in treating teeth grinding or joint disorders that cause jaw and neck pain, and migraines.
Beyond that, a dentist is especially qualified to provide cosmetic treatments like Botox and fillers based on years of training and experience working with the muscles, bones, tissues, and nerves of the mouth and face.
Plus, dentists who provide injections like Botox or fillers like Juvederm must pass a separate accredited certification to ensure that they have mastered the techniques to provide cosmetic treatments that are safe, sterile, and effective. Dentists are also adept at providing local anesthesia for any patients who prefer a completely painless experience with cosmetic injections.
Wellness In One Place
At My Family Dentistry, Dr. Wes Mullins is the ideal health professional to provide cosmetic injections because he fully understands and embraces the entire facial skeleton, including muscles and nerves, which enables him to provide the most natural-looking results without making you look “fake,” frozen, or unexpressive. (FYI, the fear of your face being expressionless is based on an outdated myth.)
Our preferred brand of botulinum toxin for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles is Jeuveau®, which is manufactured by Evolus. Jeuveau® is like Botox in how it relaxes lines and wrinkles, and our patients have been extremely pleased with the results it delivers.
In addition to Jeuveau® for the treatment of lines and wrinkles, Dr. Mullins also offers patients dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Radiesse to smooth creases in the skin or plump the lip contours.
If you’ve been curious about cosmetic procedures like Botox or Jeuveau® and dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Radiesse but you’re not comfortable going to a plastic surgeon or beauty clinic, talking with Dr. Mullins at My Family Dentistry is a safe and easy solution.
Besides our wide range of dentistry services—including dental implants, Invisalign, pediatric dentistry, teeth whitening, root canals, oral cancer screenings, and standard exams—we pride ourselves on offering therapies and treatments that focus on wellness beyond dental health.
These services includes sleep apnea screenings, myofunctional therapy, and of course, cosmetic procedures as described above. Our team of experienced professionals operate under the highest standards of care to care for you in a relaxing, spa-like environment.
For more information, download our free PDF, Why You Should Get Botox from a Dentist.
Curious about how Jeuveau® or dermal fillers can rejuvenate your face and restore a more youthful look? For a limited time we have $75 gift cards for a minimum purchase of Jeuveau®, to be used by 12/31/19.
Give us a call at (865) 947-6453 to learn more, or Schedule an appointment online.
My Family Dentistry is located at 7714 Conner Road in Powell. We are honored to be voted a top “Favorite” dental practice by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s BEST BUSINESSES contest in 2019. To learn more about what makes My Family Dentistry different from other dental practices, read Why Our First Patient & Her Family Are Still Our Patients—And Always Plan To Be.
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