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Botox injections into the jaw could stop tooth grinding

Botox injections are best known for treating facial wrinkles and lines but they actually have many other uses as well, including preventing excessive sweating from under the arms. As well as cosmetic treatments, Botox jabs are becoming ever popular when used to treat bruxism – teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw. The injections are ...

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Brooke Shields is back at the dentist for more treatment

Actress Brooke Shields regularly updates her fans on her day-to-day activities and recently she has been spending a lot of time at the dentist’s surgery after she has developed a problem with grinding her teeth. This week, the 49-year-old was back in the dentist’s chair and added more pictures of herself wearing ...

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Woman undergoes surgery to treat extreme jaw problem

A former shop owner who lost her business during the recession has undergone jaw surgery to treat extreme tooth grinding caused by the stress of her situation; Toni Lovell-Clarke, aged 50, ground her teeth so badly that she was unable to open her mouth or eat properly. The problem was mild at first and occasional ...

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Could Bruxism Awareness Week prevent emergency dentistry?

It is hoped that an event aiming to raise awareness of tooth grinding could help to prevent emergency dentistry among its sufferers. Bruxism Awareness Week will be held from October 25th to 31st 2010 and will provide information to people all over the UK, as well as to dentists and other healthcare practitioners. The event ...

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Stress ‘could be behind tooth grinding’

A dentist has agreed that stress could be behind excessive tooth grinding and has suggested ways to prevent it that could avoid a need for emergency dentistry. Todd Higginbotham, who runs a dental practice in Arizona, told KAIT8 worries about the recession may be leading to more cases of bruxism. However, he said wearing ...

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Tooth grinding ‘can ruin teeth’

Grinding your teeth can result in the need for extensive cosmetic dentistry, if it is allowed to continue unchecked. The Nassau Guardian reports the observations of dental practitioner Dr Gill Gibson-March, who has seen some patients continue grinding their teeth over a period of years. In this situation, the nerves can draw away from ...

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Cut out caffeine ‘to stop tooth grinding’

Regularly grinding teeth can put individuals at risk of needing emergency dentistry to repair tooth and jaw damage, according to one industry commentator. Writing for the Chicago Tribune, Alison Johnson claimed that 20 per cent of adults suffer from the disorder and advised people on what to do to help prevent them from clenching their ...

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Campaign to highlight tooth grinding

The dangers of teeth grinding will be highlighted in a new campaign to raise awareness of the condition. The first ever Bruxism Awareness Week will be run by dental splint specialist S4S from October 25th to 31st and will focus on explaining the condition and its side effects. Bruxism – also known as teeth ...

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Relieve stress ‘to prevent tooth grinding’

Stress can aggravate teeth grinding and result in jaw and tooth damage, according to one industry reporter, who recommends meditation to help. Writing for the Detroit News, Alison Johnson claimed deep breathing and exercise can help to diffuse stress and reduce the likelihood of people grinding their teeth as they sleep. Relaxing before bed ...

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