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Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – If you're one of the millions of people who grind and clench their teeth during sleep, an injection of Botox might be the answer, a small study suggests. The condition, called bruxism, can lead to pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. However, the researchers reported that shots of Botox into the chewing muscles in the cheek can block the signals that tell ...

Health Tip: When Children Grind Their Teeth

Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Bruxism, more commonly known as tooth grinding, usually happens during the toddler and preschool years. It typically subsides by age 6. Here's what you need to know about tooth grinding, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Tooth grinding isn't the result of a nightmare or stressful memory. Teething, ear infections and other sources of pain can lead to tooth grinding. Poorly ...

Many Americans Skip the Dentist Due to Cost

Posted 6 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 – Americans are more likely to skip needed dental care because of cost than any other type of health care, researchers report. Working-age adults are particularly vulnerable, the study found. Some 13 percent reported forgoing dental care because of cost. That's nearly double the proportion of seniors and triple the percentage of children for whom cost poses a barrier to ...

Health Tip: Battling Bruxism

Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Bruxism, the clenching or grinding of teeth, commonly occurs while you sleep. It can cause headaches, jaw pain and tooth damage. The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to cope with bruxism: Bruxism may be a sign of stress. To help alleviate stress, develop a soothing bedtime routine. Create a cool, dark and comfortable sleep environment, and don't let work into the bedroom. Sleep on your ...

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