Bruxism is when you clench (tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together) or grind (slide your teeth back and forth over each other) your teeth. People can clench and grind without being aware of it during both the day and night, although sleep-related bruxism is often the bigger problem because it is harder to control. The cause of bruxism is not completely agreed upon, but daily stress may be the trigger in many people. Some people probably clench their teeth and never feel symptoms. Clenching the teeth puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. The symptoms can cause temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ).
How The Tru-Align Body System can help!
The upper neck innervates the jaw area, so realigning and decompressing the vertebrae of the upper neck can greatly reduce jaw pain and tension. The Tru-Align has this effect on the spine, and the facepiece stretches, reforms, and aligns the jaw joint itself. Forward head posture (FHP) is known to cause pressure on the jaw joint, so restoring proper head posture, by using the Tru-Align, can also have a relaxing effect on the jaw.