Teeth Grinding

INTRODUCTION

TEETH GRINDING

Teeth grinding, also medically known as bruxism, is a common problem that can happen during the day time and often while sleeping. Sufferers are often unaware of their constant teeth grinding during sleep until they develop complications such as waking up tired with an aching jaw or headache, poor sleep or poor day time concentration and when noted by their dentist to be wearing down their teeth.

Constant teeth grinding not only affects your physical and mental health, it can also be a cosmetic concern. When you constantly grind or clench your teeth, the masseter muscle in the jaw area will enlarge, making your jaws appear wide and your face square. A wide jaw is usually not desired, especially in females.

The cause of teeth grinding can be linked with stress or anxiety, and possibly as a response to certain medicines and caffeine containing drinks such as coffee or tea.

Treatments

At The Lime Tree Clinic, we use muscle relaxant injections (anti-wrinkle injections) to relax the masseter muscle, which prevents them from contracting excessively. This relieves jaw soreness, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms associated with teeth grinding. This injection is the same method used for face slimming treatment, which will also soften the appearance of the jaw, converting a square-shaped face into a more feminine V-shape, creating a more youthful and attractive facial shape.

The effect is usually seen within two weeks, and individuals will notice a significant reduction or elimination of their teeth grinding.

Treatment option – Muscle relaxing, face slimming, anti-wrinkle injection to prevent teeth grinding

If you suspect that you suffer from teeth grinding, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with our expert cosmetic injector to determine whether this treatment will work for you. Our team at The Lime Tree Clinic in Nedlands is highly experienced in the procedure and will give you the best advice and treatment tailored to your needs.