Bruxism is the involuntary unconscious grinding of teeth usually during sleep. However, similar effects can be seen during waking hours too.
A client recently walked in after a stressful day saying ‘I could have killed him’ through clenched jaws. She had spent the whole day, holding back her words through clenched teeth. This had led to pain in her jaw, tight neck and shoulder muscles and a headache – all signs of Bruxism.
So long as there aren’t any dental issues per se, Bruxism can be dealt with using physical therapy and some life style strategies like Mindfulness. However, as it is a sign of Stress, the best treatment approach is a combination of physical therapy and hypnotherapy where sleep, anxiety, lack of confidence and other issues can simply and quickly be dealt with.
Effects of Bruxism on teeth