How to slim jaw muscles from grinding?

Night appliance. Use of a properly made night time appliance is effective. Also, Botox has been shown to help.
Botox. One very successful treatment is Botox injection of masseter and temporalis muscles. Has to be repeated every 3-6 months.
Many causes. Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often the cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece.

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I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

Not really. Botox is a relatively simple way to reduce jaw muscle fullness. Read more...
Jaw reduction. Botox is a wonderful way to reduce a strong jawline due to prominent jaw muscles. Other than botox, surgery is the only other way to address the area. If Botox is appropriate, i would try that first, and consider surgery only if your desired results can't be obtained. Read more...
Masseter Hypertrophy. Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle. People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however. Read more...
Unknown. The only known way, to date, is with Botox or other botulinum toxins. Read more...
Not really. Botox is very effective for this. It is a very common procedure in asia where large jaw muscles are considered unattractive. It is not fda approved for this indication so treatment would be considered "off label.". Read more...
Large Jaw Muscles. If botox is not giving you the results you anticipated, there are a couple of surgical options. Keep in mind, this will begin a discussion which hopefully you will continue with a surgeon experienced in these types of procedures. Reduction of the muscle itself (masseter) is one option, and also reduction of the underlying bone (mandible contouring) is another option. Usually done in conjunction. Read more...
Masseter hypertrophy. Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, idiopathic condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, pain psychology (CBT) and injection of very small doses of botulinum toxin type A. Read more...
Large Jaw Muscles. Botox or other neuromodulator injection is the most non invasive treatment. The other option is surgery. Read more...
Prevention. Most "large jaw muscles" are secondary to bruxism. See a TMJ expert. If you can control the bruxism, the muscle size will decrease without other treatment. Read more...

I have large jaw muscles and I know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

Nope. Masseter hypertrophy occurs in muscular men and certain asians. Botox has been used to reshape the face very predictably and safely by causing a certain amount of atrophy of the muscles. Read more...
Might be. Although there might be surgical procedures for this, Botox would be my preference. It is quick, easy, no scar and works quickly. It also trains you not to use those muscles as much, lessening your need for Botox over time. Read more...
Jaw treatment. although an off label use, botox into the jaw muscles is the best nonsurgical treatment. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...
Not really. If you chew alot of gum, you can stop that, but there is no way other than Botox to slim down large jaw muscles. Read more...