Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

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teeth grinding bruxism corkBruxism is the unconscious act of clenching and/or grinding of the teeth. Teeth grinding can be annoying and it can happen while awake or asleep and can cause severe (and potentially expensive) dental problems if left untreated.

Hypnotherapy can successfully help to resolve the underlying stress that can cause teeth grinding and gently re-train your mind to find other healthier methods of stress relief.

Causes Of Teeth Grinding

The causes are indefinite however it is generally accepted that stress and anxiety is a major factor.Even if you have learned this habit in childhood, it can quite easily become a habit or soothing ritual in response to stress.

It can develop as well for physical reasons such as a jaw problem or maybe even because of becoming aware of having an uneven bite where your top row of teeth and your bottom row of teeth don’t quite fit together comfortably. Because we have a natural instinct to try and develop the perfect bite so that we will be able to chew food properly, if a child becomes aware of a slightly imperfect bite, they may begin to teeth grind in an unconscious desire to correct the problem.

Symptoms Of Teeth Grinding

If you suffer from bruxism, you may notice the following symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Jaw muscles aching
  • Problems opening mouth fully
  • Stiffness in your shoulders
  • Sleep problems

Effective Treatment With Hypnotherapy

Through the relaxed state of hypnosis, we can re-train your subconscious to no longer associate stress-relief with teeth grinding, we can resolve the root cause of the problem by age regression back to the original incident or experience where you began to grind your teeth, and we can teach your inner mind new (and healthier) responses to stress.

Hypnotherapy can successfully help you to overcome teeth grinding and bruxism symptoms by finding and resolving the root cause of your stress or anxiety. If you’d like to overcome your teeth grinding problem, get the help of Cork’s leading Clinical Hypnotherapist. Call Paul now on 086 2666670, or CLICK HERE to enquire online or to arrange your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION