Do you grind your teeth? Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is a common habit. A lot of people do this while they’re asleep and many do it while they’re awake as well. It’s one of the classic examples of a person’s inner turmoil coming through in their physical habits.
There are plenty of reasons to stop grinding your teeth. Tooth grinding can be painful, and lead to TMJ (trans mandibular joint) syndrome, as well as damaged teeth and enamel. Anxiety, anger and stress could be playing such a large part in your daily life that you clench your jaw and grind your teeth without even realising it. Your dentist may the one who alerts you to the problem.
The trained therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy have expertise in various treatment methodologies, including hypnotherapy, deep relaxation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and others. Seeking help to understand what is causing the suppressed emotions that lead to tooth grinding can be one of the most effective ways of stopping it.
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to enquire. Book your confidential appointment here. We offer online or face to face sessions at our Highett clinic, depending on the practitioner and your preference.
We also recommend you download our targeted self hypnosis MP3 recording for tooth grinding to complement your therapy.
How does Bayside Psychotherapy treat bruxism?
At Bayside, we don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to counselling. Our experienced therapists draw from various therapy traditions to create a blended, customised program to suit you. We can work together with you to examine the stressful thoughts and emotions that may be causing you to clench your jaw and grind your teeth, and then work to address them. We’re flexible and work hard to make sure you feel comfortable about the progress you make and the pace of your therapy.
Our self hypnosis MP3 recording for bruxism can also be a helpful enhancement for counselling or hypnotherapy sessions, and you can get started right away.
How long does bruxism treatment take?
Some clients find they’re able to get to the root cause of their bruxism problem remarkably quickly. For others, either the underlying psychological issues or the engrained physical habit may mean a longer course of treatment is indicated to maximise the chances of lasting change. Your willingness to commit to counselling will make a big difference to the duration and success of your treatment. Those who are able to overcome bruxism not only protect their teeth, but they often find that they cope better with anxiety and get a better night’s sleep.
Are you ready to take back your nights?
Book your initial online or face to face appointment by calling (03) 9557 9113, or use our online form. All calls are confidential and there’s absolutely no obligation.
Our self hypnosis recording for bruxism can be found here.
Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we rely upon your commitment to and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.
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