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Improving Your Oral Health And Esthetics With Botox

May 21, 2024

When you have TMJ disorder or bruxism, this strain on your joints and in your facial muscles could mean discomfort. We have a unique treatment to bring relief, one that also helps you gain a more youthful appearance, with results that last months. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about the benefits of Botox.

Botox and TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder occurs when the joints that connect the jaw and skull undergo excess strain and stress. This pressure causes TMD, and can lead to issues opening and closing your mouth. You could also experience a host of uncomfortable symptoms, such as headaches, migraines, earaches, jaw and facial pain, stiffness in the jaw and face, popping or clicking in the jaw, or aches in the neck and shoulders. The disorder could also lead to bruxism, in which you grind and clench your teeth nightly, damaging them and leading to changes to your smile’s appearance and health.

The disorder could be caused by an array of issues, such as tooth loss, misalignment, injury to the face or jaw, untreated teeth grinding, or even issues with the growth of your jaw and the eruption of your teeth. With Botox, we can inject a medication that helps interrupt the signals between muscles that cause contractions, so you ease tension in the face and jaw. This helps you avoid symptoms and enjoy a more comfortable smile. Administration only takes a few seconds, and the effects can last for months to come. We can also re-administer as needed in future checkup and cleaning visits.

Improving Facial Beauty

In addition to helping our patients enjoy up to six months of relief from TMJ and bruxism symptoms, Botox can also help improve your facial beauty too! The treatment helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, so you have a more youthful appearance that can last for months at a time too. With this treatment, you can enjoy better oral health and cosmetic benefits too.

If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism, or if you want to learn more about our approach with Botox, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again, and enjoy better oral health!


We have unique cosmetic treatments to help improve both the health and beauty of your smile! You can enjoy relief from painful symptoms and the chances of damage to your smile, and also improve facial beauty at the same time. Find out more about our facial treatments by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213! With a holistic and metal-free approach to dentistry, we can help you and your family enjoy lifelike results and more in as little as one visit in some cases!

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