and teeth grinding have a causal relationship in terms
of the possibility that osteopathic conditions can
contribute to the occurrence of teeth grinding habits.
Osteopathy is the system of medical practice that
believes that bone mal alignments are the root causes of
many health conditions. According to the osteopathic
form of offering treatment, corrections of the core mal
alignment are capable of providing the solution to many
diseases and ill health issues.
grinding and osteopathy
grinding is an oral condition that is considered
multifactorial and therefore osteopathy is not the only
answer to the habit of teeth grinding. However, in
several cases, it has been brought to light that a mal
alignment of teeth can cause an individual to indulge in
teeth grinding and (or) teeth clenching as a reaction to
the mal alignment of teeth – as an unconscious habit,
usually carried on during sleep times at night.
grinding has been known to be triggered when an
individual’s upper and lower teeth do not close in the
correct manner. This occlusion dysfunction causes teeth
clenching and teeth grinding.
instances where teeth occlusion problem is established,
osteopathic corrections are known to offer a solution to
the teeth grinding condition. This usually requires
consultations with a specialist who is well versed in
dealing with cases of Bruxism – as the medical term for
teeth grinding goes.
involved in osteopathy and teeth
care needs to be taken to verify that the teeth grinding
condition is indeed caused by a mal alignment and not
any other factor. Before undertaking any corrective
measures that might involve a forced realignment or even
a surgical step, it is advisable to arrive at a correct
diagnosis and perhaps undertake other holistic measures
to deal with the teeth grinding
methods of treating teeth grinding involves attention to
stress factors, life style, daily routine, diet and the
right exercises to reverse the teeth grinding
If an organic or osteopathic causal factor is not
established through examinations, usually such holistic
and multi disciplinary steps are by themselves
sufficient to treat teeth grinding.
treatment of teeth grinding with osteopathy where
required, needs to be followed up with holistic measures
that involve self help methods to ensure that the teeth
grinding ‘habit’ is permanently treated along with the
necessary corrections to bone or teeth alignment.
Through all this the importance of correct diagnosis and
early treatment needs to be kept in