What causes teeth grinding or bruxism?

There is no specific cause of bruxism, but this can be due to a combination of factors such as genetic, physical, and psychological such as stress, anxiety, and even frustration. Sleep bruxism tends to occur in families so you may find a strong genetic link if you are noticing you have a teeth-grinding disorder.

Symptoms of Bruxism

Because you may have bruxism while you sleep and be unaware of your teeth grinding, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of bruxism before complications develop.

Signs and symptoms of bruxism may include:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Damaged teeth and enamel
  • Square jawline
  • Swollen face
  • Neck pain
  • Interrupted sleep

How to Treat Bruxism

Treatment for Bruxism or teeth grinding is completed as part of our Advanced Botox treatments. By injecting Botox into the masseter muscle, you reduce its movement and therefore can stop and prevent bruxism. This will also benefit those suffering from a wide jaw due to an enlarged masseter muscle due to the muscle size diminishing as the muscle is used less frequently.


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