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Why Some Dentists Offer Botox Treatment

Receiving Botox Treatment From Your Dentist

Many people associate Botox with cosmetic procedures, but its benefits go well beyond aesthetics. Did you know it can also be used to treat a variety of medical problems? Neck spasms, lazy eye, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and even chronic migraines can be treated using Botox.  

Because Botox has so many uses, it’s not only offered by cosmetic surgeons. Cosmetic dentists have also seen the huge benefits of Botox treatments. Because of this, patients are starting to move away from medical spa treatments and are starting to visit qualified dentists who better understand the anatomy of the face for their Botox treatments.  

Why Choose a Dentist?

When going into a typical medical spa, their main concern is the aesthetic and how it will look on the surface. However, when going to see a cosmetic dentist they are also going to consider how the treatment will affect your overall health, function and the nerves that lie below the surface.

Others have also opted to visit their dentist for Botox treatment simply because of convenience in that they are already visiting their dentist regularly, so why not take care of all of the treatments at once?

The biggest reason for seeing your dentist for Botox treatment is getting a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding the full effect of the treatment.

Botox Treatments for Pain and Discomfort

Botox injections block specific signals from nerves, which temporarily relaxes facial muscles. Because dentists are experts in the subject of facial muscles, patients can now be treated for a number of various conditions.  

Examples include:

  • Patients suffering from Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) may find relief from soreness and discomfort of through Botox treatment.
  • Bruxism, which causes grinding and clenching of the teeth, can be lessened using Botox treatment, and the force of muscular contractions can be reduced. In fact, coupled with a nightguard with this treatment can alleviate migraines often caused by teeth clenching and grinding.
  • Patients who use dentures can also benefit. The use of Botox can help relax and retrain the lip muscles around new dentures.

Botox Treatments for Cosmetics

No one is better qualified to administer cosmetic Botox than a professional who is experienced and educated in area of facial anatomy. Dentists generally possess more expertise in this area than many general practitioners.

Cosmetic Botox offered by dentists can even be used in complementing dental restorations, facial injections and dermal fillers. This allows them to provide aesthetic treatments for features that become wrinkled or creased over time such as the neck, face or shoulders.

Learn about Your Treatment Options

At LifeSmiles by Dr. Randy Mitchmore, we offer state-of-the-art dental treatment in a friendly, anxiety-free environment. The difference can quickly become apparent after your first treatment; you will discover that the level of care and expertise required to properly apply the product can only come from a professional that understands proper Botox procedure, measurement, and follow up. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


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Sally May-Frankum
Dental Hygienist

Sally’s favorite part about working with the team at LifeSmiles is the fun she has with her co-workers. Additionally, she appreciates working with Dr. Randy Mitchmore because much like her, he values whole-body health for his patients. She’s proud to be part of a team that does such high quality work.

Outside of the office: Sally enjoys being with her children and grandchildren and uses writing as a creative outlet. On the weekends, she can be found doing all things outdoors including hiking and biking.


Bucket List: Going to Europe, exploring every US state, and zip-lining.

Hero: The Highest Power of them all!

Toni Wilson
Queen of Charisma

 “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.”

Toni’s favorite thing about working at LifeSmiles is the beautiful scenery. When patients are having anxiety about their dental appointments, she creates a fearless atmosphere with her charisma and warmth. She is passionate about helping every patient achieve their dental health goals. She says she truly loves being part of a team where she can grow professionally and personally.

Outside the office: Toni loves spending time with her husband and their sons. She also likes to show off her green thumb with her work in her garden.

Bucket list item:
Travel around the world and learn about other cultures and regions.

Your hero: Harriet Tubman because she was passionate and a fearless leader unafraid of any of life’s challenges.

Mike Mireles
Elite Care and Education Specialist

Smiling is contagious

Mike began his career at LifeSmiles seeking an opportunity to expand his skillset and advance his career. Today he works at Dr. Michmore’s side through dental procedures and surgeries. He loves working at LifeSmiles because the entire team is continually learning and keeping up to date with the newest advancements in dentistry.

Outside the office: Mike enjoys barbecuing on his patio, traveling, and spending time with his family. He’s a dog dad of two: Tati and Tito.

Bucket list item:
To visit Thailand and Dubai and to try skydiving!

Your hero: Mike looks up to his parents and is forever grateful for the life lesson they taught him; respect, manners, strength, and to be a go-getter. He continues to carry these things with him with everything he does.

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Sandra Smith

Sandra is 44 years old and is a star athlete for the Special Olympics. At LifeSmiles, Sandra stocks patient rooms and the coffee bar. She does all kinds of special projects like decorating for holidays and preparing awesome gifts for our patients.

Sandra loves being around all her friends and is proud to wear a LifeSmiles shirt, jacket, and name badge. You’ll always find her smiling and helping make our patients smile too.

Outside the Office: Sandra likes to go fishing with her family, swim, go to dances, and walk the mall with her friends. She is very active in the Special Olympics and won second place in the state volleyball tournament (go, Sandra!) in 2020. She sings in her church choir and attends international performances with them.

Spirit Animal: Butterfly. She likes them because they are pretty.

Andie Willis
Director of Details

Andie is married with one son, Logan and now lives in The Woodlands. She grew up in Sugar Land and has followed in her mother’s footsteps – she has been in dentistry for over 35 years. Andie actually started out working in the office with her mom and learned many things from the way she worked.

Andie has been a Lead Dental Assistant for most of her career. She has worked for many specialists including oral surgeons and periodontists. She has extensive training in all facets of dentistry but especially enjoys the surgical and cosmetic side. As a science nerd, dentistry fascinates Andie and gives her a sense of accomplishment.

At LifeSmiles, she is our “Director of Details”. Andie is known for being a perfectionist because she likes to gather as much information as possible and go the extra mile to match Dr. Mitchmore’s high standards. She truly loves being part of our dedicated team of professionals who go above and beyond for our amazing patients.

Outside of the Office: Andie is addicted to Lagree fitness and loves to go off-shore fishing.

Your Hero: Her Mom. She is the most selfless person Andie knows.

John Copous
Chief Enthusiasm Officer

John became a new patient of LifeSmiles in 2008. He likes to tell people he was not allowed to leave. John worked down the street for 14 years before joining the team. He has a passion for meeting new people and extending genuine hospitality.

Often the first person people meet on the phone and when they walk in the door, you can count on John for a warm welcoming smile. You can even ‘hear’ it over the phone. He says, “I believe everyone deserves the red carpet treatment and love seeing other people smile.”

John hears stories every day how someone’s smile is holding them back. He can barely contain his excitement when shouting the praises of Dr. Mitchmore and the entire team. He shares passionate stories of how the transformations people have received at LifeSmiles, changed their lives.

Outside the Office: John loves being outside. He enjoys sharing a beach house with friends and family. He loves entertaining, throwing a party and cooking at home. He can start a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He’s an amateur stand-up comic.

Bucket List Item: To live in a foreign country for one year, somewhere near the beach. Take some time to write an epic love novel loosely based on my large Italian family.

Your Hero: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. While fictional, the character incorporates admirable qualities from real life people. She believes in the goodness of everyone, keeps on going and moves forward despite any obstacle. She is able to find humor in other people’s quirks, accepts them and makes sense of it all. Plus, she’s a little outrageous too.