At Bells Corners Family Dentistry we cater to our patients the best way possible. In addition to our standard services offered, we also offer the following.
Botox, an abbreviation for Botulinum Neurotoxin, is a remarkable protein with a dual role in both cosmetic and therapeutic fields. This naturally occurring substance, often associated with aesthetic medicine, is well-known for its ability to smooth out facial wrinkles, contributing to a more youthful and revitalized appearance. It achieves this by targeting the specific muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles, leading to their relaxation and a consequent reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This process not only enhances the overall facial aesthetics but also boosts self-confidence in individuals seeking a rejuvenated look.
In the realm of dentistry, Botox has found a significant place as a therapeutic agent. It plays a vital role in managing and treating various conditions related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ disorders encompass a range of symptoms that can cause discomfort and pain in the jaw area. These include TMJ pain, which can be debilitating, affecting daily activities such as eating and speaking. Furthermore, Botox is effective in addressing issues like teeth clenching and grinding, known as bruxism. Bruxism not only causes discomfort but also leads to wear and tear of the teeth, potentially resulting in long-term dental problems.
Another crucial application of Botox in dentistry is in the management of headaches. These headaches, often a result of TMJ disorders or teeth grinding, can be chronic and affect the quality of life. By relaxing the muscles involved, Botox helps in alleviating these headaches, providing relief to patients.
The use of Botox in these dental applications is rooted in its ability to relax muscles. By targeting the specific muscles involved in TMJ disorders, clenching, and grinding, Botox reduces the stress and strain on these muscles, thus alleviating the symptoms. This approach not only offers a non-invasive solution to these dental issues but also enhances the overall well-being of patients. As such, Botox represents a significant advancement in dental care, offering a multifaceted approach to treating conditions that were once challenging to manage. Its versatility in both cosmetic and therapeutic domains underscores its importance in modern medical and dental practices.
If you have a mild case of bruxism you may not require treatment. Bruxism can be frequent and severe enough that it can lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other problems. If you struggle with clenching and grinding, a bruxism appliance can help. It is designed to keep teeth separated and avoid damage caused by clenching and grinding. It is often constructed of hard acrylic or soft materials and it fits over your upper or lower teeth.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver Diamine Fluoride Can arrest dental caries Prevent dental carries Recommended when restoration is not possible, specially in young children and elderlies, even patients going through cancer therapy. Silver Diamine Fluoride is an antibacterial liquid used to stop tooth decay. SDF can help buy time for those patients who are very young, seniors, those who are fearful or have special needs that may otherwise require sedation for traditional dental.
A clinical ozone generator for dental applications. Not only does ozone kill all the bad bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoans, it also removes their breakdown products as well as other necrotic debris. In the case of caries, much of the waste is highly acidic. That’s what contributes to the initial attack on enamel.
Micro Air Abrasion
The micro air abrasion technique treats tooth decay without the heat, vibration, or noise you may anticipate. This minimally invasive alternative to drilling away tooth material prepares teeth for repair using microscopic particles rather than mechanical action.
Intra Oral Dental Scanner
Speed of Scanning the arch is much faster than taking an impression and we have surpassed that by a long way with digital technology.
Intra oral dental scanners have fundamentally changed how we do things, there is no question that the workflow is much smoother and patients by far are thrilled not to have impressions in their mouth.
Digital technology not only is more accurate but also is more consistent.
It helps us become better dentists, we are able to improve things , we are able to see on the screen, our preparation and margins and quickly evaluate in real time what we are doing in the mouth.
The beauty of digital technology is that We can speed up appointments and shorten appointments and the restorations very rarely require redoing or remaking and that’s very valuable to our patients.
Digital technology fills out, even exceeds expectations. The important thing is that technology is upgradeable with time, and keeps us moving ahead and keeping up with changes.
Intra oral dental scanner is an incredible addition for our practice and our patients .
If you are active in sports, but want to protect your teeth, a sports guard is a sound investment. A sport guard is made of a soft plastic or laminate device to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Several studies have theorized that sports guards can also help reduce the risk of concussion. This is done by absorbing shock, stabilizing the head and neck, and limiting movement caused by a direct hit to the jaw. Custom-fitted sports guards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions.