Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
Are you or someone you love suffering from Bruxism and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy we deal with all sorts of issues including Bruxism with our sound therapies.
Our therapy is based on frequencies, tuning your body to vibrate at the correct frequency is as important to your body healing itself or reducing symptoms you are facing. Our healing sessions provide your body with the frequencies that would be found in a normal, healthy body. Your system absorbs these frequencies and makes the needed changes to “tune itself” and start to heal. Our bodies want to be healthy and when we provide them with the proper tools they will do everything needed to do just that.
Universal Sound Therapy is in the business to help your body heal and we are so confident that it will work for you that we offer you a 90-day money back guarantee. And if our bruxism sound therapy CD doesn’t help, just return it for a full refund. Try to get that from your doctor or pharmacy.
Our Bruxism sound therapy CD’s help by:
- Lessen occurrence of jaw pain or tightness of the jaw muscles
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Introduction to Bruxism or Teeth Grinding
Bruxism or grinding of the teeth is a very common ailment shared by millions of adults around the globe. According to Medicinenet.com, 50 to 95 percent of all adults grind their teeth. The Mayo Clinic stated that many suffer from this ailment but don’t realize it because it is happening while they sleep and won’t know they have it until the effects of teeth grinding start to show up.
Some of the symptoms of Bruxism are:
- Teeth grinding or clenching, which may be loud enough to awaken your sleep partner
- Teeth that are worn down, flattened, fractured or chipped
- Worn tooth enamel
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw pain or tightness in your jaw muscles
- Chronic facial pain
- Damage from chewing on the inside of your cheek
Corrective measure for Bruxism may include:
- Stress Management
- Mouth Guards and Splints
- Correcting your bite
- Behavior Therapy
- Sound Therapy
Give Universal Sound Therapy’s healing session on Bruxism a try. We have designed it to help your body heal itself and end the grinding of your teeth. This Sound Therapy CD provides you with a safe non-invasive form of healing therapy that is like a retraining program for your body. We hope you give us a try.
This CD along with our 90 day money back guarantee means that if this CD does not help, you simply return it for a full refund of your purchase price. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Short Description of Bruxism
Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. It is a common medical condition is usually associated with stress and anxiety. Not all the time does it cause symptoms but some patients do report facial pain, headaches and it can wear down your teeth over a period of time.
Symptoms of Bruxism
Signs and symptoms of teeth grinding or clenching include:
- Loud grinding sounds from the mouth and jaw that can wake up a sleeping partner
- Teeth becomes flattened, loose or fractured resulting to dental issues
- Worn tooth enamel that exposes the deeper layers
- Presence of jaw, neck, facial pain and soreness
- Pain similar to an earache but in actuality there is no problem related to the ears
- Presence of a dull headache that originates from the temples
- Cheek injury
- Disruption of sleep
Bruxism is a common involuntary reaction to stress, anger, fear or anxiety. In some patients, the medical condition plays out over and over throughout the day, even in the absence of an aggressor. Teeth grinding can happen even when the patient is asleep or awake but are less likely to know they are doing it while sleeping. Due to the force applied during periods of teeth grinding, the condition can help cause some serious damage to the jaw and teeth and may require some dental treatment to help reduce its impact.
Sleep bruxism refers to the act of teeth clenching that occurs when the patient is fast asleep. This and bruxism while awake are known to be two distinct medical conditions but both their physical actions are quite similar. According to research, teeth grinding while awake is the much more common condition. A difficult challenge when people teeth grind while asleep is the fact that they are not aware that they are doing it. Moreover, a sleeping person is also not aware of their bite strength, so there is a greater tendency to tightly clench and grind and apply a jaw biting force of up to 250 pounds. Teeth grinding while asleep is a much more condition seen in children, adolescents, and young adults. Exact numbers are hard to come by due to the fact that most people are not aware they are doing it. In children, research show that anywhere from 6% to up to as much as 50% of kids, experience some form of nighttime grinding. This can have an adverse effect on teeth as they come in. Some infants and toddlers are also known to do teeth grinding as well. In adolescent children, the research estimates that about 15% are known to do this activity. The medical condition becomes less common with age as statistics show only 8% of middle-aged adults and only 3% of older adults are known to grind their teeth while asleep.
The main symptom of bruxism is of course, involuntary teeth grinding and clenching. The movement resembles some form of chewing but with more applied force. Patients with sleep bruxism do not grind their teeth all throughout the night. Instead, they have intermittent episodes. Some may have a few but others can have up to 100 per night. The frequency is inconsistent, and teeth grinding may not happen every night. It is important to know that some amount of mouth movement may be considered normal during sleep. Up to 60% of the population performs some kind of occasional chewing-like movements known as rhythmic mastication activities, but for people with bruxism, these happen with greater force and frequency. The majority of episodes of sleep teeth grinding happen during the early phase of the sleep cycle. While a small percentage happens during the REM phase of the sleep cycle. It is quite the norm for people who grind their teeth to not be aware unless a family member or their bed partner informs them. Other frequent symptoms to lookout for are jaw and neck pain. The pain happens because of the tightening of the muscles during episodes of teeth clenching. Morning headaches can also occur and unexplained teeth damage can be an obvious indicator of nighttime grinding.
Causes of Bruxism
There are a variety of factors that increase the possibility of teeth grinding so it is not usually possible to identify one single reason why people tend to grind their teeth. With that, certain risk factors are associated with a greater chance of sleep bruxism. One of the most significant factors is stress. Clenching one’s teeth when faced with a stressful situation is a very common reaction and this activity can carry over to episodes where it is being performed while asleep. Teeth grinding is also associated with higher levels of anxiety. Researchers have also found out a genetic component which means the condition can run in families. As close to half of people who grind their teeth at night also have a close family member that has the same condition. Research show that episodes of teeth grinding appear to also be connected to changing sleep patterns or microarousals from sleep. Most teeth grinding are usually preceded by elevated brain and cardiovascular activity. This is the reason why sleep bruxism is associated with obstructive sleep apnea that results in temporary sleep interruptions due to breathing lapses. Other factors associated with the condition are cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, snoring, caffeine and depression. Further studies are needed to better understand the causal connections as to how these factors are associated with bruxism.
Bruxism and Sound Therapy
Sound therapy is one of the best non-invasive means of relieving stress, anxiety and depression. It uses pre-programmed frequencies that the listener listens to. It can help for “tuning” the body and mind back to its natural known frequencies in order to restore balance. Sound therapy is an effective alternative means of treating bruxism and associated symptoms to achieve a better quality of life for the patient. Sound therapy helps the body heals itself by aligning and opening up the Chakra system and cleans up your meridians.