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Teeth grinding: causes and treatments

Teeth grinding, also called Bruxism, is unconscious clenching of the teeth, typically grinding teeth in sleep or awake, which can lead to physical pain and dental problems. 


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Grinding teeth: what you need to know

Teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety, and sleep problems, and can become exacerbated through the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and recreational drugs, as well as prescription medication like SSRI (selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor).


The masseter muscle, used in chewing, when overexercised, can cause a wide or square-looking jaw. This can be a problem for women, who may feel that their face looks too masculine, and wish to have a more rounded, feminine look.


Our medical professionals use Botox for teeth grinding as when injected into specific muscles, it relaxes them to ensure relief from chronic clenching or grinding. Botox can also soften the contours of the face to reduce a widened jaw.

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How to stop grinding teeth?

1. Mouth guard for teeth grinding: A mouthguard can be worn at night to protect your teeth from grinding. It can also help you become more aware of the grinding and stop the habit.
2. Reduce stress: Stress is a common cause of teeth grinding. Try to identify the source of your stress and find ways to manage it, such as exercise, meditation, or therapy.
3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol: Caffeine and alcohol can increase the likelihood of teeth grinding, so try to limit your intake of these substances.
4. Relax your jaw muscles: Before bed, try to relax your jaw muscles by placing a warm washcloth on your cheek or doing some gentle jaw stretches.
5. Get enough sleep: A lack of sleep can contribute to teeth grinding, so make sure you are getting enough restful sleep each night.

Botox for Teeth Grinding

At PHI Clinic, we use Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) to address this condition. This treatment takes 20 minutes to administer and is temporary (lasting 3 to 4 months) so will require regular top ups to maintain, but results are noticeable between 2 and 5 days after treatment. As a result of jawline Botox, patients comment on their jaw feeling more relaxed, getting a better night's sleep as a result.

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Who will perform treatment?

At our London based clinic, the safety and expertise of our medical professionals are of utmost importance when it comes to delivering injectables for teeth grinding. Our team consists of experienced and highly trained medical professionals, including nurses and doctors. All of our professionals are licensed and certified, with a wealth of experience in delivering safe and effective injectables for teeth grinding. We use only high-quality, FDA-approved products and employ the latest techniques to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients. 


Our medical professionals take the time to understand each patient's individual needs and concerns, and they work closely with them to develop a personalised treatment plan that delivers optimal results. 

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Safe and effective treatment

Your safety is our utmost priority. When it comes to Botox injections for teeth grinding, we maintain the highest standards of patient care. Only our experienced and highly qualified doctors and nurses perform these treatments, ensuring you're in capable hands throughout your treatment journey.

Prioritising thoroughness, we begin with a comprehensive consultation for every patient considering Botox. We take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns, ensuring that your treatment plan is tailored to you.

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PHI Clinic
102 Harley Street,
W1G 7JB,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7883 317963

Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 9:30am to 8:00pm
Friday - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Opening times can change, if your appointment is outside of these times please contact the clinic for confirmation.