Bruxism / Teeth grinding

What is bruxism, or teeth grinding?

Bruxism is the unconscious clenching of the jaw and grinding of teeth. Over time bruxism can cause pain in the jaw muscles and can damage teeth.

 

Bruxism is mostly present with young children and should fade away naturally as they age, however, can also be present with adults.

What causes bruxism?

There are two types of bruxism: Awake bruxism and Sleep bruxism. The exact cause of bruxism is unknown but studies have shown that the following might be the causes of either bruxism.

 

Awake bruxism causes:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger / Rage
  • Genetics
  • Personality type

Sleep bruxism causes:

  • Constant chewing
  • Arousal
  • Genetics
  • Personality type

Bruxism treatment Procedure

We offer ways to treat bruxism.

 

Please note, you should first see your dentist and try a custom night guard to make sure your teeth are not getting damaged.

  • Botulinum toxin injections are a simple treatment to help people with severe bruxism. Botulinum toxin injections weaken the muscles of mastication that are involved in teeth grinding and jaw clenching just enough to reduce bruxism whilst still allowing you to chew, talk and smile normally.
  • Body and abdominal sculpting HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is used to target stubborn fat on the abdomen through focused ultrasonic waves. It destroys the subcutaneous fat tissue and causes tightening and lifting of abdominal skin.

    Unlike fat freezing, the high frequency of the ultrasound wave results in heating under the skin, therefore, destroying the fat cells and causing a contraction in the collagen fibers to tighten the skin at the same time. The treated cells are then flushed away by the body’s natural lymphatic removal process.

You can book in a complimentary consultation to learn more about this treatment.

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