Prioritizing our own health for a couple minutes a day can pre-vent the headaches, pain and enamel wear that tooth grinding and jaw clenching can cause. A suggestion given by Angelina R. Sutin, Ph.D., a professor of behavioral sciences and social medicine at Florida State College of Medicine, says journaling can help catch ID triggers by keeping track of your daily life and noting moments that may have caused clenching and grinding of teeth.