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Botox against tooth grinding

Botox against tooth grinding at KNAP Institute

Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a nasty condition that occurs frequently. Often, teeth grinding happens unconsciously during sleep and you do not notice it yourself. With prolonged teeth grinding, wear and tear can occur. This has both painful and cosmetic effects. Teeth grinding is easy to treat with botox, because botox gives the muscle a rest. The experienced cosmetic doctors at KNAP Institute are happy to help you! Before the treatment is started, your dentist must have established that the jaw position is not the cause of the grinding.

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Consequences and causes of teeth grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a difficult problem, that the teeth can prematurely wear out prematurely, which can seriously damage the teeth. Because teeth grinding often occurs at night, there can be a lot of tension and pain in the jaw, neck and headache and fatigue. Teeth grinding is common in young children, but also in adults. In some cases it can disappear spontaneously, but the symptoms can also persist. There can be various causes for teeth grinding such as stress, sleep disorders, smoking, drugs or alcohol use. There are also indications that an unconscious brain activity ensures that teeth and teeth are pushed over strongly.


Botox is injected into the jaw muscles during treatment. Use is made of small injection needles. A botox treatment for teeth grinding can help enormously, because botox reduces the muscle tension in the chewing muscles. The teeth grinding will thus reduce or even stop altogether. In principle, only the large masticatory muscle is treated during treatment. Should the other masticate muscle also be a cause, it will also be treated.


Serious side effects after bruxism treatment with botox are not known. It is possible that slight swellings occur, but these quickly pull away. There are a number of issues that you should take into account after the treatment:

  • Do not scratch or rub on the areas where bumps and spots appear.
  • Do not carry out physical exertion for the first six hours.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages for the first six hours.
  • Stay awake for the first four hours after treatment.

The day after the treatment there are no more restrictions. Your attending physician at KNAP Institute will give you all the necessary information after the treatment. For optimal results, it is recommended to repeat the botox treatment for teeth grinding every 3 to 4 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox causes muscles to contract less forcefully, so that wrinkles that occur during, for example, frowning will decrease. Fillers give volume. For example, they can make a wrinkle or crease less deep or a cheek slightly fuller.
Indicate which effect you wish to achieve. I will advise you on the choice between botox and / or filler. I make the choice between the different fillers according to your wishes. The hyaluronic acid fillers are classified according to their viscosity. The firm, viscous products are injected deep into the skin to give volume, the thinner products are superficially injected to eliminate finer lines.
Botox has been used in medicine for more than twenty years. Many studies have been done on long and short term effects of botox. The quantities we use in our field do not pose any threat.

Locatie Parnassusweg 9

KNAP Institute
Parnassusweg 9
1077 DA Amsterdam
020 670 8290

Opening hours Parnassusweg
Monday 08:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 21:00
Thursday 08:00 – 21:00
Friday 08:00 – 21:00
Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Locatie Willemsparkweg 168

KNAP Willemsparkweg
Willemsparkweg 168
1071 HT Amsterdam
020 670 8290

Opening hour Willemsparkweg
Monday 09:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00
Thursday 09:00 – 21:00
Friday 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday Closed
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Due to the current situation our management team decided to close both our KNAP clinics from Sunday the 22nd of March until Monday the 6th of April. Unfortunately we have to cancel all the treatments during this period. Our clinic at Willemsparkweg 168 will remain open every day from 11AM in the morning until 4PM (Monday – Saturday) in the afternoon for picking up your products so you can continue your skincare and supplement routine at home. You can also shop online. Click here to read our memo.