Many patients are surprised to learn that they can now receive beauty treatments at their dental office. Botox or Botulinum toxin type A has both cosmetic and dental uses. It specifically blocks certain nerves resulting in weakened or paralyzed muscles in the affected areas. Dentally it is used to combat temperomandibular joint disorder, bruxism. clenching, and masseter hypertrophy. It can also be used to address deep nasolabial folds and radiating or high lip lines. If you are interested in learning if Botox can help you be sure and ask about it during your dental hygiene appointment.