At our specialized clinic in Belgium, we provide specialised, bespoke treatments for bruxism and related orofacial issues, catering specifically to high-stress professionals.

Our approach is informed by deep expertise and a commitment to the privacy and specific needs of our clients. Here, we share our expert insights into the various treatment options available, guiding you towards the most effective and sustainable solutions for managing and treating bruxism.

All kinds of pain in the orofacial region, such as toothpain, ear pain, headaches, facial pains, tinnitus,

Comprehensive Understanding of Bruxism

Bruxism, commonly involving the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth, often occurs unconsciously while sleeping or during stressful periods. It can lead to significant dental damage, jaw pain, and other health issues. To effectively combat this condition, understanding and addressing its root causes is crucial.

Treatment Options and Our Expert Opinions

  1. Behavioral Changes
    • Our View: These are fundamental. We focus on training and techniques to help our clients become aware of their clenching habits and consciously relax their jaw. This approach not only helps reduce bruxism but also empowers clients to control their symptoms actively. Tong position forms the basis.
  2. Stress Management Techniques
    • Our View: Managing stress is crucial as it often triggers bruxism. We integrate stress management into our treatment programs, employing methods such as mindfulness, yoga, and personalized counseling to address this pivotal aspect.
  3. Biofeedback Devices
    • Our View: Biofeedback is a good tool for gaining control over bruxism by increasing awareness of jaw muscle activity. However, it is usually not a standalone solution and works best when combined with other treatment modalities.
  4. Dental Guards
    • Our View: While dental guards are effective at preventing dental damage overnight, they do not address the underlying causes of bruxism. We view them as a temporary protective measure rather than a solution. However, in some specific cases, a mouth guard can be the primary tool to use.
  5. Medication
    • Our View: We generally advise against the use of medication for treating bruxism. Medications such as muscle relaxants can offer short-term relief but often come with undesirable side effects and do not solve the underlying problem. So in the short term is will help, on the long term it will lose its effectiveness. Keep in mind that some antidepression and anti-anxiety drugs can cause bruxism themselves.
  6. Botox Injections
    • Our View: Botox is quite intrusive and, although it can temporarily alleviate symptoms by reducing muscle activity, it does not tackle the root causes. Regular use can lead to dependency without providing a real cure.
  7. Surgery
    • Our View: Surgery is considered only in extreme cases where anatomical issues contribute to bruxism and when all other treatments have proven ineffective. It is a last resort due to its irreversible nature and the potential risks involved.

Tailored Treatments

  • High-Stress Professionals: Our approach for clients in high-pressure careers focuses on quick, effective management techniques that fit seamlessly into their demanding lives, emphasizing stress reduction and behavioral modification. With a strict adherence to confidentiality, our treatment options include private consultations and customized treatment weeks in Belgium, offering intensive care in a discreet setting.

Call to Action

Your health and comfort are paramount. If you’re seeking a refined, effective approach to managing bruxism, tailored to fit the demands of your lifestyle, we invite you to consult with us. Let us help you achieve lasting relief with the utmost privacy and exclusivity.

fien (at) fienjonnaert (dot) be

Jan Cooppalaard 2, Wetteren, 9230, Belgium