Bruxism – Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is the term used for the grinding of teeth, which usually happens during sleep and can lead to oral and general health problems. We can all go through periods of grinding our teeth, but prolonged bruxism can lead to cracked teeth and jaw problems.

Complications can include:

1) Worn, broken or chipped teeth
2) Extra sensitive teeth
3) Inflamed or receding gums
4) Facial pains
5) Ear Ache
6) Headaches
7) Sleep disturbances for you and your partner

There is no single cause of bruxism. It can be due to a number of factors including stress, frustration, anger and problems with communication.

In seeking help with bruxism the first port of call should always be your dentist. A dentist can provide advice and a mouth guard to prevent tooth damage. Hypnotherapy can be helpful for addressing the underlying cause and breaking an unhelpful habit.

What a bruxism sufferer says –

” Since seeing Karen I no longer wake in the morning with my jaw aching. I sleep really well and my wife says I am not grinding my teeth – result!” PM

By focusing on the solution rather than the problem, the changes can take place very quickly. To find out more, have a Free Initial Consultation by using the contact form. At this consultation you will be given a CD to practice each night helping this process tremendously.

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