As a Qualified Hygienist, I see many patients who suffer from teeth grinding and it’s more common than people think; it's estimated 50 to 95% of adults suffer from the condition.
Teeth grinding most commonly occurs whilst sleeping; it can start from headaches, sore jaw, gum recession, tooth sensitivity to loose teeth, shortening of teeth and even lead to loss of tooth structure. And long-term it can cause cracked and broken teeth and even damage to the bone structure of the jaw.
Normally your partner would be able to tell you if you grind your teeth, if not, your dentist who would be able to tell from the state of your teeth or if you wake up and suffer from headaches you would do as Daniel did book an appointment to visit your dentist. Although after visiting the dentist and trying alternative dental treatment, Daniel was still suffering and wasn’t satisfied to the point he became frustrated as nothing seemed to be working, so he decided it was time to try Botox.
Botox is not just available for aesthetic purposes but can be used as a quick, painless and non-surgical solution to stop teeth grinding. Botox works by preventing the muscle contraction, which is involved with teeth grinding/clenching.
You may be wondering if it actually works? Well, Daniel was over the moon with the result, and told us he was really glad gave Botox a try, as it not only helped with headaches but dental problems, sleep disturbance and slimed his jawline.
For those of you who may be thinking about it, you will be glad to know, Daniel added it was pain-free and he hasn’t had any issues after the treatment. He even stated he can finally wake up with no pain in his jaw after a long time of suffering.
We are always happy to hear we eliminated the pain from our clients, as that was one of the main reasons my mother and I started the business.
If you suffer from teeth grinding we hope sharing the knowledge will help you too but if you're still unsure or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.