How to Quit Grinding Your Teeth with Hypnosis

by Jerry on August 27, 2020

You can save on dental work and quit grinding your teeth with hypnosis. Teeth grinding can occur whether you’re asleep or awake. In both cases, it’s an automatic response , which means it occurs without your control. Because teeth grinding is triggered automatically, hypnosis is an ideal treatment

The Problems Caused by Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can slowly wear teeth down. Hypnotherapy for bruxism can program the mind to stop its automatic response and save your teeth. Over time, your teeth can become short, loose, and wobbly, which can lead to pricey bridges and veneers.If you suffer from headaches and also grind your teeth, those two issues may be connected. You might wake up — or end your day — with pain throughout your neck, and jaw area. 

Decades of clenching the jaw and grinding can flatten teeth, make gum lines recede, and create grooves at the base of teeth. Teeth grinding can also enlarge the jaw muscles, changing a person’s facial profile. 

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding occurs either at night or in the daytime. While you’re asleep, you may know that you’re grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth happens automatically. You’re often not aware that you’re doing it. Grinding your teeth is a response to an emotion, in an effort to make yourself feel better. The emotion that causes teeth grinding is typically stress. 

You Can Quit Grinding Your Teeth with Hypnosis

Hypnosis works excellently to curb teeth grinding. Because teeth grinding is automatic, hypnosis can target the mind to change its patterns. 

Almost 70% of all teeth grinding is an automatic response to stress. Stress and anxiety can cause you to clench your jaw, which smashes your teeth together and grinds them back and forth. Managing stress can greatly reduce the instances of teeth grinding. 

Especially at night, you aren’t aware that you’re clenching your jaw and destroying your teeth. While you’re asleep, hypnosis can lower your stress levels and stop your teeth grinding before you start. 

What Happens During Hypnosis for Teeth Grinding? 

Other treatments may help teeth grinding, but none work as quickly as hypnosis does. When you start hypnotherapy for bruxism, the focus is getting you into a relaxed state. In this state, you are awake and aware but extremely at ease. Your mind is more receptive to information. Safe, effective, and medication-free, hypnosis is a natural method to stop bruxism. 

Hypnosis addresses the subconscious, where your automatic responses start. While you’re in a hypnotic state, a hypnotherapist can identify the cause of your bruxism. If it’s stress, hypnosis can hone in on that issue, helping to soothe your anxiety and help you (and your partner) get a good night’s sleep. 

Changing Thoughts and Improving Muscle Relaxation 

A hypnotherapist can program your mind to change your thought patterns. The subconscious determines how you respond to stress and whether you should start grinding your teeth. Through hypnosis, your mind can be taught  to manage anxiety and relax your jaw muscles, keeping you from grinding. 

Through visual imagery and suggestions, a certified hypnotist can steer your mind away from teeth grinding. Instead of using teeth grinding to manage stress, your mind can be taught to respond to stress in much healthier ways. 

Stress Relief and Relaxation

Hypnosis for teeth grinding can help you in two ways:

  1. Program your mind to relax your jaw muscles.
  2. Program your mind to manage stress. 

Hypnotherapy for bruxism prevents your muscles from grinding your teeth and also helps you manage your anxieties. You might find that you’ll feel less tension and much more relaxed afterwards. When you learn to quit grinding your teeth with hypnosis, you not only help your teeth grinding — you also manage your stress!