Autumn Leaves and Botox Please

What is Botox and what does it do? Botox is a drug made from a toxin that is produced by bacteria, called Clostridium botulinum, which blocks nerve activity in the muscles. This causes a temporary reduction in muscle activity for about 3 months. Botox is a safe and easy treatment that is injected into specific muscle groups in the face, causing relaxation of those muscles to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Botox can also be given as preventative treatment. Botox is more effective for dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that only show during movement) than static wrinkles. Static wrinkles can still be Read More →

Is Your Pain Associated With Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ, TMD)

Do you have trouble with: a painful, aching jaw, sore, sensitive teeth, stiff neck, tension headaches, morning headaches, or a stiff, tired jaw? If you experience these issues, you may have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD). TMJ/TMD is a disorder in which your jaw muscles and joints do not function properly, resulting in cycles of pain and spasms that in many cases can be successfully treated. We asked our assistant, Janet to share her TMJ experience with us. “When I had TMJ, I would wake up in the morning with a stiff jaw and what I would describe as burning Read More →