You may notice that over time your teeth become stained and chipped. In addition the skin around your mouth can begin to sag, as your skin begins to lose its natural elasticity due to the ageing process. Did you know that you can address both these issues at a dental practice?

Cosmetic dentistry techniques such as veneers and teeth whitening can be used to whiten stained teeth and even out any imperfections such as chips. The appearance of skin around the mouth can be improved with facial aesthetic treatments such as botulinum toxin type A.

This method involves a chemical solution containing an active ingredient that is injected into the skin at specific areas or age zones. The effect of the chemical solution is smoothed out lines and firmer looking skin. The botulinum toxin type A weakens the facial muscles and diminish any frown lines or unwanted wrinkles which appear on the forehead or at the corner of the eyes. The botulinum toxin works by using a 10 minute treatment involving a few tiny injections. In days there will be a noticeable improvement in the persistent lines between brows, which can last up to 4 months.  Over time this will reduce the activity of the muscles and prevent frown lines from forming over time. You can expect the effects to last for around 3-5 months.

Before choosing this type of treatment it is recommended to have a look at ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of patients who have undergone this treatment. It is also important to understand that the effects are not permanent and repeat visits to the practice are required to maintain the youthful effects.

Botulinum toxin treatments can be applied as part of a comprehensive dental care programme. This helps improve the entire look of the face, while improving the appearance of the teeth. People who are interested in Botox in Kent should contact the dental team at the Parrock Dental and Implant Centre, which is led by Dr Rik Trivedi. They can be reached through their website at, by calling 01474 537191 or by stopping by the practice at: 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN.