Everyone is personable and kind, taking a genuine interest in your well being. They all seem really good at their jobs; skilled and focused. But they are also quick to laugh and share a smile with you.
I enjoy my experience with the Doc and her crew.

Craig C

Botox for Bruxism, Gummy Smiles, Expression Lines

Botox has found its way to dentists’ offices because of its practical benefits, in addition to its cosmetic ones. At Blue Heron Dentistry, Botox treatments provide patients additional options for relief from teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism), a non-surgical option to correct a gummy smile, as well as softening expression lines in the face and neck.

Botox for Bruxism

Before after botox for bruxism

Botox helps relax the masseter muscles, the ones responsible for clenching and grinding teeth (bruxism), to protect against damage to the teeth and accompanying migraines and ear aches. It can take 7-10 days to notice the results, which can last up to six months.

Because the muscle is unable to over work, it will diminish and give a more streamlined appearance to the jaw line. The muscles by the hairline at the temple and above the ears may also benefit from Botox to relax years of accumulated tension activated by the masseter.

This alternative for treating TMJ disorder may be more successful than TMJ appliances because the patient doesn’t have to remember to use the appliances nightly.

Botox for Gummy Smiles

Before After Botox for Gummy Smile

Gummy smiles are common. For those whose gums show in greater proportion to their teeth when they smile, some may feel self-conscious, even if they have sparkling teeth! There are a number of causes and remedies for the condition, including surgeries.

Botox is a non-surgical treatment to relax the muscles of the upper lip so they don’t pull as high so they expose less gum when one smiles. Results are visible within 4-7 days and can last up to 6 months.

Botox for Expression Lines

Before after botox for expression lines

Botox is commonly used for expression lines around the mouth, eyes, and the “11” between the eyebrows. Again, relaxing the muscles smooths the appearance and, because the muscles are not working so hard, may prevent wrinkles from forming.

Expect to see the full effects in 10-14 days, which can last up to 3 months.

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Love Dr Maze and her amazing staff. You will be well cared for!!

Patti C

Blue Heron Dentistry –
Copley, Bath, Montrose OH

4645 Medina Road, Copley OH 44321


Monday:  8:00am – 5:00pm with lunch from 1-2
Tuesday:  7:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday:  Closed
Thursday:  8:00am – 5:00pm with lunch from 1-2
Friday:  7:00am – 3:00pm

Easy to reach from I-77 @ Route 18 (Medina Road), and just minutes from Montrose, Bath, Granger and Sharon Townships, Blue Heron Dentistry is in a free-standing building with ample free parking and a traffic light at the entrance to our driveway. Click here for directions.

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