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Many people can go their whole lives without Botox®️, and as I’ve said before, for ageing concerns – Botox®️ is not always the answer! For some, excellent skin care such as specialist moisturisers, anti-ageing products, and SPF protection can hold the tell-tale signs of ageing at bay. However, what you might not know is that limiting the potential of Botox®️ to simply reducing fine lines and wrinkles could see you missing out on other health benefits.
Treatment for Teeth Grinding
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that more than 1 in 10 people suffer from. Whether they grind in their sleep; when they’re nervous; or throughout the day; bruxism can cause serious damage to your teeth, cause severe jaw pain and migraine, and escalate expensive dental bills. The everyday dental practice will offer the only currently recognised prevention of further damage – a plastic mouthguard. Uncomfortable, unsightly, and often difficult to clean, the mouthguard offers some protection for the teeth against further damage, while you continue to grind from the jaw. But, clinical research finds that a well-known aesthetic product could hold the key to preventing teeth grinding at the source.
Treating with Botox®️
Botox®️, otherwise known as Onabotulinum toxin-A, is commonly used in aesthetic medicine to topically relax underlying facial muscles, blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle and preventing them from contracting, to reduce and prevent the creation of deep lines and wrinkles. But, it’s steadying and tranquilising qualities have been the subject of medical studies, where Botox®️ was proven to reduce tension in the jaw when harnessed and delivered correctly. Administered in small doses to the masseter, the temporalis, and the medial pterygoid, Botox®️ injections relaxed these muscles controlling the jaw and alleviated them of their contracted and painful state, preventing them from grinding the teeth during the night. All the recipients of the Botox®️ treatment in the study reported less pain in the teeth, jaw muscles, and reduced headache symptoms, and overall felt more well-rested and content the following morning.
Just like Botox®️ administered under the skin to reduce the signs of aging, Botox®️ for Bruxism lasts around three to four months, and has a very low risk of side-effects. For those suffering with this condition, this long-lasting relief from teeth-grinding and it’s symptoms could be life-changing. With repeated Botox®️ treatments to the muscles of mastication, this new practice could help to retrain the muscles and eradicate teeth-grinding entirely.
So before you rule out Botox®️ forever, remember that it’s uses are manifold. Already a safe treatment for muscle spasms; excessive sweating; and eye conditions such as strabismus; the medical health benefits of Botox®️ shouldn’t be overlooked. In the case of bruxism, reducing headaches and migraines; alleviating pain in the face and jaw; and preventative dental benefits make this treatment a revolutionary technique, that could help sufferers feel happier and more comfortable in their own skin.
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