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Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw or a dull headache, only to realize you’ve been clenching your teeth all night? Or perhaps you’ve noticed your teeth seem to be wearing down faster than they should? These could be signs of a common but often overlooked condition known as bruxism, or teeth grinding.

Bruxism affects millions of people worldwide, often without them even realizing it. This unconscious habit of grinding or clenching your teeth can occur during sleep or even while you’re awake, slowly but surely impacting your oral health and overall well-being.

As we navigate the stresses of modern life, bruxism has become increasingly prevalent, contributing to a range of issues from dental damage to chronic pain. While traditional treatments have their place, many people are seeking more effective, less invasive solutions.

At House of Beauty, we understand how the hidden effects of teeth grinding can impact your daily life and long-term health. That’s why we’re excited to offer an innovative approach to managing bruxism: Botox injections. This treatment targets the root cause of grinding, providing relief and protection that goes beyond surface-level solutions.

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What is Bruxism?

Bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding, is a dental condition characterized by the unconscious grinding, gnashing, or clenching of teeth. This habit typically occurs during sleep (nocturnal bruxism) but can also happen while awake (awake bruxism). Affecting both children and adults, bruxism can lead to various oral health issues if left untreated.

Types of Teeth Grinding

Sleep Bruxism: This type occurs during sleep and is classified as a sleep-related movement disorder. People with sleep bruxism are often unaware of their condition unless a sleep partner notices the grinding sounds or a dentist observes signs of wear on their teeth.

Awake Bruxism: This form happens during waking hours and is often associated with stress, anxiety, or concentration. People may clench their jaw or grind their teeth without realizing it, especially during intense focus or emotional situations.

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Causes and Risk Factors of Teeth Grinding

The exact causes of bruxism are not fully understood, but several factors may contribute to its development:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea
  • Misaligned teeth or abnormal bite
  • Certain medications, including some antidepressants
  • Lifestyle factors, such as excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption
  • Genetics

Signs and Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Recognizing the signs of bruxism is important for early intervention. Common symptoms include:

  • Worn, flattened, or chipped teeth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain or tightness
  • Headaches, particularly in the temples
  • Earache-like pain
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Facial pain or soreness
  • Damage to the inside of the cheek from chewing

Potential Complications of Teeth Grinding

If left untreated, bruxism can lead to various complications:

  • Severe tooth damage, including fractures or loss
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Chronic headaches
  • Facial pain and muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Impact on overall quality of life

Understanding bruxism is the first step in addressing this condition effectively. While traditional treatments like mouthguards have been the standard approach, newer options such as Botox (botulinum toxin) injections are gaining popularity for their ability to provide relief from the symptoms and potentially address the root cause of muscle overactivity in bruxism.

How Botox Injection for Teeth Grinding Works

This treatment provide a minimally invasive approach to treating bruxism by targeting the overactive muscles responsible for teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Here’s an overview of the treatment process:

Targeted injection: Small amounts of botulinum toxin are precisely injected into the masseter muscles on both sides of the face.

Muscle relaxation: The botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals to these muscles, causing them to relax and reducing their ability to contract forcefully.

Decreased grinding force: As the masseter muscles relax, the intensity and frequency of teeth grinding and jaw clenching diminish.

Preserved function: The treatment aims to reduce excessive muscle activity without compromising normal chewing and speaking functions.

Gradual onset: Effects typically begin to appear within a few days to two weeks, with full results visible after 2-4 weeks.

Temporary effect: Results generally last 3-4 months, after which the treatment can be repeated if desired.

This non-surgical approach has gained traction due to its effectiveness in addressing the muscular aspect of bruxism, quick procedure time (usually 10-20 minutes), and minimal downtime. Patients often experience relief from symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and tooth wear.

Benefits of Botox Injection for Teeth Grinding

This injection have emerged as an innovative treatment for bruxism, offering several advantages over traditional methods. Here’s an overview of the key benefits:

Symptom Relief

Botox helps relax the overactive masseter muscles, leading to a significant decrease in jaw pain and tension. Many patients report relief from chronic discomfort within days of treatment. This muscle relaxation can also help diminish the frequency and intensity of tension headaches and migraines associated with bruxism.

As nocturnal teeth grinding diminishes, patients often experience better sleep quality, waking up feeling more refreshed and with less facial discomfort.

Dental Health Preservation

By reducing the force of grinding and clenching, this treatment helps slow down the progression of tooth wear, potentially saving patients from extensive dental work in the future. For those with crowns, veneers, or other dental restorations, this can help protect these investments by minimizing the destructive forces of grinding.

Non-Invasive Approach

Unlike surgical interventions, this treatment is quick, relatively painless, and require no downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities immediately. This can also be used in conjunction with other bruxism treatments, such as night guards, enhancing overall effectiveness.

Targeted Treatment

This treatment targets one of the root causes of bruxism by directly addressing muscle hyperactivity, unlike some treatments that only address symptoms. The treatment can be tailored to each patient’s needs, with the ability to adjust dosage for optimal results.

Additional Benefits

Some patients may notice a slimming effect in the lower face as the masseter muscles relax, which can be an added aesthetic benefit. For patients with uneven jaw muscles due to one-sided grinding, this treatment can help create better facial symmetry.

Long-Term Advantages

Over time, some patients report a decrease in their grinding habit even after the treatment wears off, possibly due to the extended period of muscle relaxation. While initial costs may be higher than some traditional treatments, the prevention of dental damage and reduction in the need for pain management can make this injection a cost-effective solution over time.

It’s important to note that while this injection offers numerous benefits for bruxism treatment, individual results may vary. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if this treatment is suitable for their specific case and to discuss potential risks and side effects.

At A Glance

Procedure Time

20 minutes


Numbing cream can be applied


Jaw area




Immediate visibility, can last for 3 to 4 months

Treatment needed

*Varies based on the personalised treatment

How Much Does Teeth Grinding Treatment with Botox Cost?

The cost of treating teeth grinding can vary considerably, depending on several factors. Typically, patients can expect to pay between £300 to £600 per treatment session.

This price range reflects differences in practitioners’ expertise, clinic locations, and the amount of botulinum toxin required. Harley Street clinics and other high-end London practices often charge more than clinics in smaller cities or rural areas. The severity of bruxism also influences the price, as more severe cases may require larger doses. It’s worth noting that the NHS generally doesn’t cover this treatment for bruxism, considering it an elective procedure. Some private health insurance plans might offer partial coverage, but this is rare. Patients should be aware that the effects of this injection typically last 3-4 months, necessitating repeat treatments. Some clinics offer package deals for multiple sessions, which can reduce the overall cost.

When evaluating the expense, it’s important to consider the potential long-term savings from prevented dental damage and reduced need for pain management. Many patients find the price justifiable when weighed against the relief from chronic pain and the protection of their dental health. It’s advisable to consult with several qualified providers to compare costs and treatment plans, ensuring the best value for this innovative bruxism treatment.

House of Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Teeth Grinding

At House of Beauty, anti-wrinkle injections for teeth grinding price is set at £280.

Our mission is to offer top-quality care at a fair price. This cost covers not just the high-quality products but also the professional expertise needed to get the best treatment, tailored to your individual needs.

To get started, schedule a short initial consultation with our senior practitioner. During this consultation, Anna will work with you to tailor a personalised treatment best suited for your aesthetic desires.

Procedure and Preparation for Botox Injection for Teeth Grinding

Familiarizing yourself with the procedure and proper preparation for this injection to treat teeth grinding is important for achieving the best possible outcomes. At House of Beauty, we prioritize our customer’s comfort throughout the treatment. Our senior injector, Anna Hannaford, is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your specific needs. The following outline details what you can expect during each stage of your treatment for bruxism:

Initial Consultation

Before the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Anna. She will assess your medical history, evaluate the severity of your bruxism, and determine if this option is suitable for you. This is also an opportunity to discuss your expectations and address any concerns you may have about the treatment.

Pre-Treatment Preparation

To prepare for the treatment, you be will advised to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements, such as aspirin or fish oil, for about a week before treatment. It’s also recommended to refrain from alcohol consumption for 24 hours prior to the procedure.

Day of Appointment

On the day of your appointment, arrive with a clean face, free of makeup, to ensure the treatment area is clear. It’s advisable to eat a light meal before your appointment to prevent lightheadedness.

The Injection Procedure

The actual procedure is relatively quick and straightforward. Anna will begin by cleaning the injection sites. They may apply a topical anaesthetic to minimize discomfort, although many patients find the procedure tolerable without it. Using a fine needle, small amounts of botulinum toxin will be injected into predetermined points in your masseter muscles. The entire process typically takes between 10 to 20 minutes, making it convenient even for those with busy schedules.

At House of Beauty, we take pride in offering expert anti-wrinkle injection treatments meticulously done by our founder, Anna Hannaford. She brings over ten years of dedicated experience to her craft. Her extensive training from top international programs equips her with a profound knowledge of facial aesthetics, which she applies to each personalised treatment plan. Anna’s approach is anchored in safety, efficacy, and a commitment to enhancing each client’s natural beauty through meticulous and tailored care.

Read Anna Hannaford’s bio to get the full scope of her expertise and qualifications.

Botox Injection for Teeth Grinding Recovery and Aftercare​

Post-Treatment Care

Avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated areas. This prevents the Botox from going to unintended muscles. Stay upright for at least four hours after the procedure and avoid lying down or bending over excessively.

Dietary Considerations

For the first few hours after treatment, stick to soft foods that don’t require excessive chewing. This allows the injected areas to settle without undue stress. Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours post-treatment, as it can increase the risk of bruising.

Skincare and Makeup

You can resume your regular skincare routine immediately, but be gentle when applying products around the injection sites. If you wish to apply makeup, do so with a light touch to avoid pressing or rubbing the treated areas.

Oral Hygiene

Maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, but be gentle when brushing and flossing around the injection sites for the first few days after treatment. You can continue using your usual toothpaste and mouthwash. If you use an electric toothbrush, consider switching to a manual one for the first 24-48 hours to avoid excessive vibration in the treated areas.

Monitoring Progress

Keep track of any changes you notice in your teeth grinding habits or jaw tension. The effects of the treatment typically begin to appear within a few days, with full results visible after about two weeks. If you don’t notice any improvement after this time, contact us for a follow-up assessment.

Long-Term Care

Remember that the effects of the treatment are temporary, typically lasting 3-4 months. To maintain the benefits, you’ll need to schedule repeat treatments. Anna can help you determine the optimal treatment frequency based on your individual response and needs.

Risks and Complications for Botox Injections for Teeth Grinding

While this treatment for teeth grinding are generally considered safe when administered by a qualified practitioner, it’s important to be aware of potential risks and complications:

Common Side Effects

Most side effects are mild and temporary, typically resolving within a few days to weeks. These may include:

  • Bruising or swelling at the injection sites
  • Temporary headache
  • Mild pain or tenderness in the jaw area
  • Dry mouth

Rare but Serious Complications

Though uncommon, more serious complications can occur:

  • Allergic reactions to botulinum toxin, ranging from mild to severe
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking if the botulinum toxin spreads to nearby muscles
  • Asymmetry in facial expressions or smile
  • Muscle weakness beyond the intended treatment area

Long-Term Considerations

Over time, some people might develop antibodies to botulinum toxin. This means their body could start to recognize and fight against the treatment, making it less effective. Additionally, patients might experience muscle weakness in the treated area that lasts longer than expected in very rare cases. However, these long-term effects are uncommon, and most people can receive this treatment for teeth grinding over extended periods without issues.

Procedure-Related Risks

The risks directly related to the injection procedure are very low when performed by a trained practitioner. There’s a tiny chance of getting an infection where the needle goes in, but this is extremely rare if the procedure is done correctly. Damage to nerves in the area is also possible but very uncommon. There will be necessary precautions to avoid these risks.

Contraindications for Teeth Grinding Treatment with Botox

Some individuals may not be eligible for this treatment. It is not recommended for:

  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • People with specific neuromuscular conditions
  • Those with a known allergy to botulinum toxin

Interaction with Other Treatments

This option might not mix well with some other medications or treatments you’re using. It’s important to tell your practitioner about all medicines you take, especially muscle relaxants or blood thinners. These could affect how the treatment works or increase the risk of bruising. If you use a mouthguard or other dental device for your teeth grinding, this injection might change how it fits or feels. Your dentist and practitioner can work together to adjust your treatment plan if needed.

It’s crucial to have a thorough discussion with your healthcare provider about these risks and your individual health profile before proceeding with treatment. Remember, while this list covers many potential risks, it’s not exhaustive. Your healthcare provider can offer more personalized information based on your specific health status and needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is bruxism and how is it related to jaw clenching?

Bruxism is a condition characterized by the grinding or clenching of teeth, which often involves involuntary jaw clenching movements.

What causes teeth grinding?

Bruxism can be caused by various factors such as stress, anxiety, misaligned teeth, or sleep disorders. Botox for teeth grinding can help alleviate the symptoms associated with teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

How does Botox help in treating bruxism?

Botox, a form of botulinum toxin, can be injected into the masseter muscle to reduce its hypertrophy, which in turn helps in easing jaw clenching and teeth grinding.

What are the effects of using Botox for treating bruxism?

These injections can provide an effective treatment for bruxism by relaxing the muscles involved in clenching and grinding, leading to a reduction in these actions.

How many units of botulinum toxin are typically used for masseter Botox treatment?

The number of units used for masseter treatment can vary depending on the severity of the condition, with most treatments ranging from 20 to 50 units per side.

Are there any known side effects of using Botox for treating bruxism?

Some possible side effects may include mild discomfort at the injection site, temporary weakness in nearby muscles, and rare instances of asymmetrical smile or drooling.

Can Botox be used as a treatment option for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders?

Yes, this treatment may be used to relieve pain and muscle tension associated with TMJ disorders, making it a viable treatment option for managing TMJ-related symptoms.

How long does the effect of Botox treatment for bruxism typically last?

The effects usually last for about 3 to 4 months, after which a repeat treatment may be necessary to maintain the results.

Can Botox be used to treat both teeth grinding and jaw clenching?

Yes, this can be used to treat both teeth grinding and jaw clenching, providing relief from the symptoms associated with bruxism.

What is the difference between using Botox and mouth guards to treat Bruxism?

Botox for bruxism offers a more targeted approach by relaxing the jaw muscles, whereas mouth guards provide a physical barrier to protect the teeth from grinding and clenching.

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