How to Cure Bruxism

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jazzer, Sep 7, 2018.

    1. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      UK
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      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      For @Kelvin
      Also for @RichieGenero

      ** How to cure Bruxism.

      INTRODUCTION.

      Bruxism results from stress held in the mouth.
      It is a fighting response to tension and anxiety.
      It feeds both of these aspects.
      Unfortunately, I have to tell you that relaxation of mind and body is not possible with that response.
      So you have to address this sooner or later.
      It is relatively easy to correct this problem, however.
      Given that we have Tinnitus, relaxation and meditation are still possible.


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      ** How to approach deep relaxation.

      METHOD.
      Sit quietly in your chair,
      Assume the demeanour of a baby.
      With your lips closed, allow your jaw to hang comfortably loose, your teeth apart.
      Breath through the nose.
      Allow the inside of your mouth to relax and go quite quite soft.
      Allow your throat to soften.
      Become aware that your tongue is now floating in water.
      Just continue with your gentle breathing.
      Rest easily with your soft mouth and hanging jaw.
      Practice this several times a day, to undo your former habit of teeth grinding.

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      COMMENTS.
      *(As a habit for life, try to become aware of where your tongue is - it should always be floating gently in water, never pushed up against the roof of your mouth.
      Check on your tongue, to start with, several times a day.
      Become a ‘Soft Mouth - Jaw Hanger.’
      It will very soon become a habit, so much so that you will not clench your teeth even when sleeping!
      Teeth should close only when eating!)

      I had TMJ for years, until I saw an amazing psychotherapist who taught me to be a
      “SM-JH” in just one session.
      I stayed with her for a couple of years to learn meditation also. (Some more tricks.)
      I promise you, I have not ‘shut my gob’ once in 26 years!

      (....bet that didn’t surprise you....?)

      Dave x
      Jazzer



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      Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Noise
      @BrownieBoy - sorry my friend, but I have to ask you - did you try it.....?
       
    3. kelpiemsp
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      Born with ETD, several acoustic traumas, most recently ETD
      This helped me! Also mouth taping has helped. Often times bruxism is initiated by mouth breathing at night. Why some of us do, is up for debate. But I started taping my mouth and it has significantly helped with bruxism. I use special tape (somnifix) so I don't have residue etc on my mouth.
       
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    4. BrownieBoy
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      June 2018
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      Loud concert followed by another loud concert, Dollywood D:
      I'm trying it my dude. Unfortunately I have tmj as well so hopefully this will help. My tounge is on the roof of my mouth always and I now know that's a problem
       
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    5. IAmCalifornia
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      i wish i knew
      Would braces help?
       
    6. Kelvin

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      @Jazzer
      Yes this helps and thanks. Its increased my awareness. However (for whatever reason) I think my tongue hits the roof of my mouth at night and pushes against the back of my teeth...I don't have anxiety and am not under pressure so I guess its a gift from my Genes...(y)
       
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      Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      “SM - JH” has become a permenant habit with me.
      Last year a young kid boy racer smashed into me, writing off three cars in a vicious piece of driving.
      As I got out of the car I remember thinking, ‘where is my tongue?’
      It was floating in water.

      I took him to court, and got him a disqualification and a £1200 fine.


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