Bruxism is the medical term for pressing and grinding the teeth.
People who are gnashing their teeth usually do this unconsciously and in their sleep.
Abrasion damage appear on the teeth, especially the front- and corner teeth and damage to the connective tissue of the teeth can also occur.
The reason is unconscious tension in the jaw muscles and other muscles in the face and shoulders. Effects beyond the wear damage is pain and “popping” in the temporomandibular joint and headaches.
Botox® has been shown to have a good effect on the muscular tension, which protects the teeth and reduces the pain.