Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Botox For Teeth Grinding?

We all have heard of people getting botox to "better" their appearance and so on, but botox to minimize teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding also known as bruxism is when people grind or clench their teeth. Over time clenching or grinding can damage the teeth and can cause other oral health complications.

So why are people using botox to help this problem? Botox paralyzes the masseter muscle causing the muscle to weaken and it alleviates most of the tension, maximizing the dulling of the molars.

The procedure can take about ten-twenty minutes by injecting a small does of botox into the masseter muscles (muscles the moves the jaw). This treatment can last around three to four months.

Although this is not a cure for bruxism, it helps you by getting a good nights sleep, stops pain and headaches and can improve your quality of life!

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