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By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
December 03, 2018
Category: Botox
Tags: Botox  

Botox is a revolutionary, minimally invasive way to give patients a smoother, wrinkle-free appearance. It has traditionally been used by botoxdermatologists, but now you can have this procedure done while you lay back in your dentist’s chair. Find out how dentists, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, at Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA may be able to help your smile with Botox.

About Botox Injections
Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and now dentists according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). A liquid substance formulated from a protein called onabotulinumtoxinA is injected below the skin to stop the muscles from contracting. Muscle contractions are what create wrinkles—Botox blocks the chemical that causes them. This procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia, though a numbing gel may be applied to increase your comfort while receiving the injections.

How Botox Can Help Your Smile
The ASPS reports that the demand for minimally invasive cosmetic treatments has risen sharply since the year 2000. Botox is one of those treatments. Instead of cutting into the skin, all that’s needed is a few injections. Your dentist can use Botox to remove unsightly smile and laugh lines from around your mouth. When done along with other cosmetic dentistry treatments, like veneers or dental bonding, your Mill Creek, WA dentist could give you a whole new smile.

After Your Botox Appointment
You can go right back to normal duties after your appointment at Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry. Wait a few days to see the full effects. The effects of Botox last for a few months, so expect to revisit your dentist every quarter for this treatment to maintain your new look. Maintain good skin care habits and eat antioxidant-rich foods to help keep your skin looking young and healthy.

Call for More Information
You may have more questions about getting Botox at the dentist’s office, all of which can be answered at Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA. Call (425) 337-7300 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chad Slocum or Dr. Sara Lundgaard.

By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
December 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Botox  

You can smooth away wrinkles in just a matter of minutes.botox

Do you want to refresh your appearance and reduce premature signs of aging? If you said yes, then our Mill Creek, WA, dentists, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, are here to tell you about a fast, effective and nearly painless way to kiss facial lines goodbye.

What is Botox?

Botox is a simple solution for reducing the appearance of certain lines and wrinkles of the face. Botox employs a series of thin needles that contain a purified form of the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. When this medical-grade toxin is injected into certain muscle groups of the face it temporarily paralyzes them and prevents them from contracting. As a result, these lines and wrinkles are greatly reduced.

Is Botox right for me?

There is a reason Botox is the most popular non-surgical wrinkle treatment in Mill Creek. If people are looking to get younger, fresher-looking skin without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery then Botox may provide the little refresher you’ve been looking for. While results won’t last forever they can give you the results you want without committing to long-term changes.

Furthermore, Botox may be a great option for someone who is looking to treat crow’s feet, marionette lines (lines around the mouth) and lines around the nose, forehead, and chin. Any lines that appear when smiling, frowning or laughing are wrinkles that can be treated with Botox.

How is Botox administered?

You’ll come into our office where we will prepare the botulinum toxin powder with saline to dilute it before injecting it into the areas of the face you wish to treat. These needles are very thin and are administered with nothing more than a slight pinch or burning sensation when first injected. Of course, if you are a bit nervous about getting Botox you can talk to our Mill Creek general dentists about numbing the area with a topical cream.

When will I notice results?

Results don’t tend to take effect for up to 72 hours after your treatment, so you won’t see results immediately. Once Botox results appear they can last up to six months, after which the lines and wrinkles will slowly begin to reappear. Of course, these wrinkles will come back less severe than before Botox; however, you can also choose to get additional Botox treatment at this time to maintain your results for longer.

Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA, is here to provide you with the cosmetic care you need. Whether you want to find out if your child could benefit from braces or you are interested in Botox, call our office today.

By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Lines and wrinkles have a way of making us look older than we feel. Luckily, Botox treatments can smooth the skin and make wrinkles botoxless noticeable. Did you know that Botox is now offered by many dentists? Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, your Mill Creek, WA dentists, share some information on the treatment and explain why visiting your dentist for Botox treatments is a smart decision.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. During Botox treatment, tiny amounts of the toxin are injected into the facial muscles, preventing nerve impulses from reaching them. When the nerve impulses are blocked, the muscles don't contract when you make facial expressions. Within a few days, the skin over the muscles relaxes, and lines and wrinkles become less much noticeable.

Why should I have Botox?

Botox is a good choice if you want to improve your appearance but don't want to do anything permanent. Since Botox typically lasts three to six months, the results can be easily reversed simply by stopping the injections. Botox is used to treat:

  • Vertical lines between the eyes
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow's feet
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Bands and lines on the neck

Why is my Mill Creek dentist's office the perfect place to receive Botox treatment?

The most important part of Botox treatment is placing the injections at the optimal spots and ensuring that the needle isn't placed too shallowly or too deeply. Since numbing injections are an important part of many dental treatments, your dentist already knows how to precisely position the needle for maximum benefit.

Dentists are particularly well qualified to work with the muscles and nerves that extend from the forehead to the chin, thanks to the extensive training they receive. Many dentists already routinely use Botox to treat patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Whether Botox is injected in the jaw, forehead or the lines above the lips, the process is exactly the same.

Would you like to get rid of the lines and wrinkles that age you? Call Dr. Slocum and Dr. Lundgaard, your Mill Creek, WA dentists, at (425) 337-7300 to schedule an appointment. Turn back the years with Botox injections!

By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
July 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Dental BotoxBy now, most people know that Botox can help to freshen up your face and give a more youthful glow. You might assume that only a plastic surgeon can offer Botox injections. But did you know that same youthful glow is now available at your Mill Creek dentist? That’s right – the skilled dentists at Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry offer Botox treatment in their dental office.

Why Dental Botox?

You trust your dentist to help give you a beautiful smile. Your dentist is highly trained in the complexities of the jaw, teeth, and facial muscles, and all of these work together to help keep your smile youthful and bright. As a professional trained in the intricacies of your maxillofacial region, your dentist knows precisely how best to administer botox to achievethe best results for you!

Advantages of Dental Botox

Convenience – You already see your Mill Creek dentist every six months for a tooth cleaning and examination. Why not schedule your Botox treatments at the same time? You’ll enjoy the convenience of a single office visit with the procedure performed by a dentist who knows your unique facial bone structure.

Long-Lasting TMJ Disorder Relief – If you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, Botox can relieve the stress and tension in your jaw by relaxing the muscles. This can provide long-lasting pain relief, reduced neck and shoulder pain, and reduced headaches.

Help for a Gummy Smile – If you feel that too much of your gums show when you smile because your upper lip pulls back more than it should, dental Botox can help to relax your upper lip to help give you a more beautiful smile. Dentists across the world are now using Botox to relax a hyperactive upper lip, which may help avoid other, more costly surgeries that are designed to correct a gummy smile.

Though it’s becoming a more common procedure, not all dentists are trained to offer dental Botox. If you’re interested in dental Botox, contact the skilled dentists of Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA by calling (425) 337-7300. Your beautiful new youthful smile awaits.

By Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry
October 16, 2013
Category: Esthetic Composite

Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Botox

 
When you think of Botox you might immediately think of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.  However, did you know that Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, your dentists in Mill Creek, can also utilize Botox at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry? Botox Treatment, Mill Creek WA
 
Not too long ago, it was considered trifling to consider enhancing a patient’s smile through tooth whitening procedures, porcelain or composite veneers and orthodontic realignment for cosmetic reasons.  A patient’s feelings of well-being and self-esteem were once considered to be outside the realm of dentistry.  Today, health and function can go hand in hand with natural esthetics.
 

So What Does Botox Have to Do with Dentistry?

 
While Botox is a popular facial esthetic procedure that is used to smooth facial wrinkles, it can also be used in dentistry as an adjunctive therapy in dental and cosmetic treatment.  Botox has useful clinical uses as an adjunct in TMJ and bruxism cases.  Even more so, it helps patients with moderate to chronic temporomandibular joint and facial pain. 
 
With the availability of Botox at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, your Mill Creek dentists, hopes to further help his patients overcome various symptoms of TMJ disorders, bruxism and facial pain.  Botox is a muscle relaxer and when given in typically half the dosage used for facial wrinkle smoothing treatment, it can greatly reduce the intensity of the muscle contractions that contribute to TMJ and facial pain—giving you significant relief. 
 
By contacting Dr. Slocum and Dr. Lundgaard, your cosmetic and family dentists in Mill Creek, you can learn more about Botox and how it can help you—in both appearance and dental health.  
 

Call us today at (425) 337-7300 to schedule an appointment for Botox treatment or to learn more about this unique addition to Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.