Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Do you clench your teeth when you’re anxious? Or perhaps grind your teeth? Do you experience longstanding sleep difficulty and breakages to your dental restorations? Or suffer from tooth damage or temporal headache? Are these symptoms exacerbated when you are stressed or often during the night? You’re not alone. According to research by Shetty et al., (2010), they identified such temporomandibular symptoms as a consequence of Bruxism. Bruxism is defined as a movement disorder characterized by the clenching and grinding of teeth.
Duquessa explores the possible management of Bruxism.
Prior to providing treatment it is important that this diagnosis of Bruxism be affirmed by your GP. Referrals for professional opinions from a Dentist, a Maxillofacial Specialist and a Physiotherapist may also be needed. The dentist would assess the degree and damage caused by teeth grinding. Furthering this, a referral to Maxillofacial surgeon may be constructive for dialogue regarding occlusive splints and physical treatments all which would assist in muscle relaxation (Guarda-Nardini et al., 2008). The Physiotherapist would also aid in reducing facial pain. The Physiotherapist may use such techniques as biofeedback. Biofeedback technique is based on the principle that bruxers can unlearn their behaviour when a stimulus makes the client aware of their adverse jaw muscle activities (Shetty et al., 2010).
Once assessed by your physician, symptoms of bruxism may be alleviated with several treatments of anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscle which can help facial muscles to relax. In human anatomy, the masseter is one of the muscles of mastication (for chewing), and is the most superficial and strongest muscle.
Restrictions set by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Authority (TGA) mean that we cannot name the anti-wrinkle injectable we use, but you will certainly recognise its widely used trade name.
At Duquessa, we believe in protecting, revealing and enhancing natural beauty. Our expert practitioners follow best practice and the highest standards in professional ethics. We strive to avoid over treatment. Instead, we aim to gradually improve your appearance, ensuring a subtle and flattering effect.

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Katherine Millar-Shannon