Stress Causing Teeth Grinding? BOTOX® Can Help Bruxism

stress bruxism BOTOX treatment

If you are inclined to grind your teeth, especially when stressed, you’ll know that this habit is not only annoying but can also cause headaches – as well as permanent damage to your teeth. 

One solution to stop you grinding your teeth is BOTOX® injections.

BOTOX® treatment is best known for its use in anti-ageing treatments, where it is incredibly popular for smoothing out lines and wrinkles on the face.

However, the injectable treatment has a host of medical purposes too, including treatment for bruxism (the medical name for teeth grinding).

And compared to other bruxism treatments, BOTOX® works round the clock, stopping you from grinding your teeth day and night. Other treatments like dental splints are only worn while you sleep, so not effective for as long.

How Does BOTOX® Stop Bruxism?

Botulinum toxin injections are used to calm muscle movement. For those that suffer from teeth grinding, the doctor delivers a few carefully placed injections into the ‘masseter muscle’, which is in the jaw area. This alleviates tension in the area, reduces overactivity of the muscle and stills the unconscious tendency to grind teeth.

It will take a few days for the treatment to be fully effective, but then the bruxism simply stops.

Once the teeth grinding stops, patients can notice other benefits too:

  • Fewer headaches
  • Less tension, aches and pains in the jaw/teeth/neck area
  • Better sleep – calmer and more restful. No more being woken by grinding teeth

Over time, there are other potential benefits too:

  • Feeling less stressed, having broken the cycle
  • The masseter muscle in the neck becomes less prominent (less over developed) and restores a more relaxed and feminine profile
  • Less dental problems with wear or tooth damage caused by grinding teeth

Bruxism/Teeth Grinding Treatment Information

Will It Last?

BOTOX® injections for bruxism generally last around 4-6 months, but this does vary by individual.

After this time, the treatment can be repeated if required. However, some lucky clients do report that this treatment has allowed them to break the cycle and stop the teeth grinding habit altogether.

BOTOX® Manchester

SkinViva Manchester clinic is CQC registered for provision of BOTOX® for bruxism.

SkinViva is one of the top providers of botulinum toxin in Manchester. The popular anti-ageing treatment is also available in a network of partner locations at salons and centres in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Stockport and Bury.

Consultations are free of charge, so there is no cost to finding out more about their non-surgical treatments.

The consultation is with the Aesthetic Clinician who carries out treatment, so clients receive first hand medical advice and are able to choose whether to go ahead based on having met the practitioner.

BOTOX® Treatment – More Information

SkinViva Manchester

SkinViva was established in 2008 and has an excellent reputation for offering high quality skin treatments in the North West.

SkinViva’s team of Aesthetic Practitioners offer a range of non-surgical treatments with advanced use of BOTOX® and fillers. The team is led by fully qualified doctor and Clinical Director, Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP and operates to very high standards.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with an Aesthetic Clinician, please call 0161 865 1141, email

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