Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it helps prevents tooth decay, periodontal disease, bad breath, while giving you a more strong, attractive smile.

Maintaining your oral health between visits is very important and includes always remembering to brush with fluoride toothpaste and floss your teeth at least two times a day (including your tongue!), avoid tobacco and foods with a lot of sugar and to schedule routine checkups at least every six months.

Children, teens and adults alike should see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year.

The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull, allowing your jaw to move. Problems with this joint can occur for many reasons โ€“ grinding or clenching the teeth, arthritis of this joint, and stress, to name a few.

The most common symptoms of TMD include:

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

There are some steps that you can take to help alleviate some, if not all, of your TMD pain:

  • Relax your face โ€” remember this rule: โ€œLips together, teeth apartโ€
  • Avoid constant gum chewing
  • Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth
  • Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand
  • Practice good posture โ€” keep your head up, back straight and shoulders squared

Injectables relieve TMD by relaxing the muscles of the head and neck. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Injectables relieve TMD by preventing the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.

Dental and cosmetic Injectables have been on the consumer market with full FDA and Health Canada approval for over 10 years with over 2,400 extensively researched medical studies. Injectables are completely safe when administrated correctly by trained professionals.

Injectables affect muscles by decreasing the intensity of muscle contractions. It doesnโ€™t mean that your muscles wonโ€™t functionโ€”it just relaxes the muscles enough to prevent extreme contractions, which can cause pain.

Only the muscle areas where Injectables are applied will be relaxed. Injectables treatment for TMD therapy will not affect muscles anywhere else in your body.