Teeth grinding often happens during sleep, due to stress or anxiety, and is found more often in people with a sleep disorder such as snoring. During the day, stress and deep concentration can cause us to clench our teeth and jaw instead. Other risk factors include drinking too much alcohol, smoking or taking recreational drugs. The medical term for both teeth grinding and jaw clenching is ‘bruxism’.
Bruxism can be a temporary occurrence for many people, without any real concerns caused. For others, it can lead to jaw pain, headaches and earache. Teeth will also become worn down.
Botulinum toxin is an FDA-approved medicine often prescribed by doctors in the UK to treat medical conditions. It’s a naturally purified protein that works as a muscle relaxant to treat teeth grinding and jaw clenching by reducing tension on the jaw joint.
Administered properly by a fully qualified medical practitioner, botulinum toxin injections can create a softer curve to the jaw line.
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*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.