These habits can either occur together or in isolation. They often occur at night whilst sleeping as well as in the day time. In the former case clients often present as their sleeping partners are kept awake from their tooth grinding habit. Tooth grinding can have a detrimental effect on a person’s teeth, wearing them down and can put extra strain on the teeth and jaw joint (TMJ dysfuction).
Often the habit(s) starts in childhood when it seemed to help within a given stressful or anxious situation. I use a combined approach in order to help you to let go of the outdated habit together with stress management techniques and suggestion therapy to break the habit.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction*
A painful condition which effects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) but can also have a psychological component.
In this case sometimes the use of hypnotherapy pain management techniques together with the interventions used for tooth grinding/clenching can help to manage TMJ Dysfunction.
*The interventions discussed on this site are holistic. Clinical interventions are also available through your dentist. A discussion with your dentist may be recommended prior to commencing holistic therapy.