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Botox For Migraine Headaches - BrightSmile Dental & Aesthetic Clinic, London NW3

Botox (botulinum toxin), commonly associated with use in cosmetic treatments to temporarily freeze facial muscles and improve the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles, is approved for use in treating patients suffering from migraine.

Botox has been used for decades in many medical treatments including for the treatment of cervical dystonia, overactive bladder, crossed eyes, and hyperhidrosis …

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Botox (botulinum toxin), commonly associated with use in cosmetic treatments to temporarily freeze facial muscles and improve the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles, is approved for use in treating patients suffering from migraine.

Botox has been used for decades in many medical treatments including for the treatment of cervical dystonia, overactive bladder, crossed eyes, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). When it comes to treating chronic migraines, doctors believe that the neurotransmitters blocked by the injections are those that signal pain, allowing patients to live pain-free after receiving Botox injections.

Botox injections are not suitable for all migraines and require the patient to have been diagnosed with migraine headaches. Patients will need an initial consultation to assess their suitability for this treatment. If you are a suitable candidate, Botox injections can be a great option to help prevent headaches and migraines and reduce the pain of future headaches. Injections are not very painful, as a very small needle is used to perform the injections. Patients will simply feel a tiny pinprick, and treatment is typically very quick. On average, 1 treatment session will only take around 15 minutes. There are over 30 injection sites and Botox is applied in seven muscle areas on the head and neck areas.

Treatment sessions should take place approximately 12 weeks part, and new patients should receive a minimum of 2 treatments to determine whether they experience any benefits. The full benefits of treatment will likely not be experienced with less than 2 sessions. Injections may be recommended every three months initially, but the frequency of treatments should decrease over time until perhaps yearly treatment is enough. For more information, please call us on 02074311444, or fill out consultation form.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 17:55

American Academy of Periodontology encourages routine periodontal care during ongoing pandemic

Patients with gum disease are three times more likely to suffer from complications if they contract COVID-19. This is according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Analysing more than 500 patients with the virus, the research team discovered that those with gum disease were nine times more likely to die in comparison to those with healthy gums. Additionally, they found those with gum disease were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care and also 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator. Read more here

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our clinic on Finchley Road, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 15:29

The unexpected dangers of gum disease

Friday 29th March 2019

Medical News Today

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems.  

Plaque — a sticky substance that contains bacteria — builds up on teeth. If it is not brushed away, the bacteria can irritate the gums. The gums may then become swollen, sore, or infected; this is referred to as gingivitis. In general, gum disease can be treated or prevented by maintaining a good oral health regime. However, if it is left to develop, it can result in periodontitis, which weakens the supporting structures of the teeth. To read the full article in MedicalNewsToday click here

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our clinic on Finchley Road, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 15:44

How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs

Friday 14th September 2018

Medical News Today (MNT)

New research now published in the journal mSphere examines the effects of poor dental hygiene on the respiratory health of elderly Japanese people. The recent results shed light on the importance of the tongue microbiota for our respiratory health. As Dr. Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their paper, the oral microbiota is important for overall health because the bacteria we ingest affect every aspect of our health. Medical News Today have reported on a number of studies highlighting the link between the gut microbiota and cancer, obesity, heart conditions, depression, anxiety, and other conditions. To read the full article in MNT, please click here

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our Finchley Road clinic, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 14:21

What is periodontitis?

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Medical News Today (MNT)

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a common infection that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth. Without treatment, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. The name "periodontitis" means "means inflammation around the tooth." Microorganisms, such as bacteria, stick to the surface of the tooth and in the pockets surrounding the tooth, and they multiply. As the immune system reacts and toxins are released, inflammation occurs. Untreated periodontitis will eventually result in tooth loss. It may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other health problems. Bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless membrane that develops over the surface of teeth, is the most common cause of periodontal disease. If plaque it not removed, it can harden to form tartar, or calculus. Most cases of periodontitis are preventable through good dental hygiene. For more details on causes, symptoms, treatment, risk factors, Diagnosis and Complications of Periodontitis, please refer to the full article in Medical News Today via this link

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our Finchley Road clinic, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 16:21