Grind coffee. Grind spices. Deal with the grind of going to work every day. But for goodness sake, don’t grind your teeth. Unfortunately, this may be easier said than done, as teeth grinding (clinically known as bruxism) afflicts many Americans. Even 38% of children grind their teeth. Luckily, they often outgrow the condition without treatment. Adults with bruxism may not fair quite so well. Teeth, mouth, and jaw damage are strong possibilities when you grind teeth. Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson doesn’t want you to feel badly about your bruxism, however. For many people, teeth grinding occurs subconsciously, and often while you are completely asleep.