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Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy For Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) in Bristol



Quick Facts About Teeth Grinding



  • Bruxism is the technical term given to persistent teeth grinding.


  • Teeth grinding can occur conscious or unconsciously, during the day or at night in your sleep.
  • Both psychotherapy and hypnotherapy are effective at treating teeth grinding.



More Information About Teeth Grinding



Bruxism is the technical term used to describe persistent detrimental teeth grinding. While grinding your teeth can occur during the daytime, it is common for people to grind their teeth at night as they sleep, a phenomenon known as nocturnal bruxism. While there may be dental or other health factors involved, according to The Bruxism Association, nearly 70% of bruxism is caused by stress or anxiety.



It is not uncommon for individuals to grind their teeth when stressed. Often the teeth grinding occurs unconsciously. While stress, worry, and tension, are highly common causes of teeth grinding. Bruxism can occasionally have a completely unconscious cause.



Potential Signs and Symptoms of bruxism



• Tooth erosion

• Neck pain

• Jaw pain

• Headaches

• Stress

• Anxiety



Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy for Teeth Grinding / Bruxism in Bristol



If you’re wondering how to stop grinding your teeth you can rest assured that both psychotherapy and hypnotherapy are effective for addressing both daytime and nocturnal bruxism.



Having successfully treated a number of clients now who suffer from both daytime and nocturnal bruxism, a common phrase I hear is, “I must be stressed, but I don’t know what about!” It’s perfectly normal for people to be unaware of what is causing their stress or tension. Fortunately, this is where therapists come in handy! In our sessions we’ll gently explore any potential stressors in your life. A nice young lad came to see me because he had ground his teeth down to the point that they were now small stumps. Nervous about having therapy, we soon uncovered the cause of his stress. He had this to say about his experience:



Professional and welcoming at the same time! Taking a big leap and starting therapy wasn't easy for me, but Seb helped me to relax and feel comfortable with his tailored approach to therapy! He started by telling me of his own experience with therapy, which definitely helped get me into the right mindset for what I was about to embark on! Whenever I had issue's or problems Seb would coach me through them with ease. The end result is a happier, more productive me and I have him to thank for everything!



A.H. - Bruxism & Alexithymia





If you’re looking for hypnotherapy for teeth grinding or, you’re wondering if psychotherapy will help to address the stress and anxiety that might be driving your bruxism, you are warmly invited to get in touch to book your FREE initial consultation and join me at The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic or online via Skype for a friendly chat about what's been happening.






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