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Oral Surgeon in Houston Discusses Botox for Bruxism

June 18, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:02 pm

woman grinding her teeth at nightIf you grind your teeth at night, you are at-risk of a number of dental problems, including weak and worn tooth enamel, tooth sensitivity, and even tooth decay. Some interventions can help, like Botox. Maybe it sounds surprising — but your oral surgeon in Houston knows there are more applications for Botox than purely cosmetic treatments. Keep reading to learn more about how Botox can help with bruxism, and where to find medical Botox.


Oral Surgeon in Houston Shares How to Stop Fine Lines at Home

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:09 am

woman with a facial maskWould you like to reveal younger, more vibrant skin? You don’t have to invest in professional help to stop fine lines and wrinkles. There are, in fact, some approaches you can practice every day and do at home to reveal younger-looking skin the more natural way. Your oral surgeon in Houston shares home remedies for wrinkles below — adding them to your daily practice can make a big difference in the appearance of your facial tissue.


Oral Surgeon in Houston, Can I Get Fillers While Breastfeeding?

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:49 am

pregnant woman relaxingWhile you are breastfeeding, you will want to return to your normal routine as much as possible, and that includes getting the same treatments that help you look and feel your most confident. However, doing so too soon may not always be in the best interest of you and baby. If you routinely get dermal fillers, your oral surgeon in Houston says it is a good idea to hold off until you are finished breastfeeding to resume these treatments. Keep reading to find out why, as well as possible safer alternatives.


Can My Oral Surgeon in Houston Give Me Botox Under My Eyes?

June 5, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:50 am

man smiling with hands in pocketsIf you feel like your facial skin could use a little rejuvenation, Botox may help. This treatment is commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye region. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved its use under the eyes in the United States. Keep reading to learn more about what Botox can and can’t do, as well as some ways to reduce the appearance of dark circles or bags naturally.


Can I Get Botox While I’m Breastfeeding?

May 20, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:54 am

pregnant woman touching bellyAn estimated 6.6 million women underwent a Botox treatment in the year 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which means it is now the most popular form of minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery in the United States. Botox is a treatment that must be reapplied every 4 to 5 months — so many women may wish to receive a treatment at some point while they are pregnant or breastfeeding. But is it safe? Keep reading to learn more regarding what we know about getting Botox while breastfeeding from your oral surgeon in Houston.


Oral Surgeon in Houston Covers the 8 Medical Uses of Botox

May 18, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:52 am

man and woman smiling at homeMost people know of Botox for its cosmetic uses, which include reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye and forehead region. However, in recent years the medical applications of Botox have become more known and it has been approved to be effective in treating a range of health conditions. Your oral surgeon in Houston shares the 8 uses that have gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval below.


Oral Surgeon in Houston Explains “Dry Sockets”

April 30, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:03 pm

closeup woman against blue backgroundWhen you or your child are in the preparation stages of wisdom tooth removal (or any tooth extraction, for that matter), you will hear your oral surgeon in Houston talk about something called “dry sockets.” This is something you want to avoid, for sure — having them can cause pain and will delay healing. Below, we’ve got the information you need to know on what dry sockets are, and how you can prevent them to be back on your feet after tooth extraction in no time.


Why Are They Called “Wisdom Teeth?” Oral Surgeon Answers

April 15, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:58 am

close-up of attractive womanThe field of dentistry is full of interesting tidbits, like how it developed in the first place (look it up sometime — it has to do with barbershops!). Another fun fact is how “wisdom teeth” got their name, and why we still have these third molars even if most of the time they need to be removed. Your oral surgeon in Houston is well-versed in the story behind wisdom teeth, and it’s coming up next!


Oral Surgeon on What to Eat after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

April 5, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:54 am

fruit smoothieMost people will need to have one or more wisdom teeth extracted during adolescence or adulthood. It’s not uncommon at all — but you may have to press “pause” on life for a few days when you need this procedure. During the preliminary appointments, your oral surgeon in Houston will talk you through the post-operative instructions to ensure you enjoy a speedy and comfortable recovery. One of these is a soft foods diet. What does that entail, exactly? We have a post-wisdom tooth extraction menu below!


Oral Surgeon in Houston on What to Know about Wisdom Teeth

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 6:38 am

portrait of a smiling familyThe wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that often show up beginning in late adolescence. When these teeth appear, they can cause real problems — including impaction, infection, and other issues. Have you recently learned that you or your child need to have wisdom teeth extracted? If so, there are 5 things you need to know about the upcoming procedure. Your oral surgeon in Houston lists these in more detail below.


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