A few years ago, I began waking up with a sore jaw, and noticed that my front teeth had begun to chip. When I saw my dentist, he provided me with a mouth guard to wear when I was sleeping to prevent Bruxism (clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth). Whilst effective, the mouth guard was a little uncomfortable and not exactly attractive, so I sought an alternative…….
Botulinum Toxin injections, (yes, the ones that are used to treat wrinkles) can be used to relax the masseter muscles which cause teeth grinding. A few small injections into the jaw and a few weeks later I began to notice I didn’t have jaw pain in the mornings. Plus, I had the added bonus that my jawline (which is usually quite square and masculine) had slimmed. Whilst the biggest bonus was that I no longer experienced pain and could do away with my mouth guard at night, having people ask if I had lost weight was a definite bonus!
If you suffer from headaches, jaw joint or ear pain, aching teeth or are experiencing cracked or chipped teeth, you may be experiencing bruxism. To see if a treatment at anti-aging could help you, call 03 9830 0744 or click here to make an appointment.
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