Toothbrush - Gag Reflex Hypnosis

Is a strong gag reflex preventing you from maintaining healthy oral hygiene?

Believe it or not, a gag reflex can develop for a number of reasons. It can also be reduced quite successfully.

If you are reading this then it is safe to assume that your gag reflex is at a level that is causing you concern and may be causing one or all of the following.

  1. Difficulty brushing and flossing teeth
  2. Avoidance of dental procedures
  3. Inability to have imprints for dentures or braces
  4. Poor oral hygiene due to lack of access for dental equipment

Most patients that present with a strong gag reflex have developed this behaviour in response to fears around going to the dentist. This can include previous perceived traumatic experiences.

Hypnotherapy can be a safe and effective treatment option for reducing a strong gag reflex and can help in the following ways:

  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Create a trigger for calm in the body in relation to dental work
  • Create an anaesthetic effect in the throat when needed so that there are no sensations to cause a gagging response
  • Re-evaluate traumatic past experiences and re-process them so that they no longer have any effect on the body or mind
  • Develop dissociation during dental procedures


If you have an issue that hypnotherapy could help you overcome, then contact Ed on 07921 220557, email at or fill in our contact form.