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Botox has another new use: Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. About 13% of the population grinds their teeth in their sleep, and Botox is now being used to help. A strategically placed shot of Botox can prevent the muscles in your jaw from contracting as hard, without freezing them completely. And the effects last up to 6 months. The Bruxism Association says the research is convincing, and Botox is just as effective as other treatments, like mouth guards.