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American Dental Association answeredIf stress seems to be a major cause of bruxism (grinding or clenching the teeth), it may be helpful to find ways to relax, such as listening to music, reading a book, taking a walk or enjoying a warm bath. Applying a warm, wet washcloth to the side of the face may help relax muscles that have become sore from clenching. If you have difficulty handling stress, counseling may point to effective ways of dealing with stressful situations.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.