20Jan 2017

EVALUATION OF BITE FORCE AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT.

  • Post Graduate, GITAM Dental College & Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Professor and Head, GITAM Dental College & Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Reader, GITAM Dental College & Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Senior Lecturer, GITAM Dental College & Hospital, Visakhapatnam.
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Bite force is an important aspect of masticatory system. Bite force assesses masticatory muscle function under clinical and experimental conditions. Measurement of maximum voluntary bite force (MVBF) in 100 individuals including males and females has been used for understanding masticatory mechanism, to evaluate the physiological characteristics of jaw muscles and study the effect of different physiological and morphological factors. The subject related factors includes- age, gender, periodontal support, height, weight, craniofacial morphology, malocclusion, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain. Therefore, bite force is used as a variable for evaluating masticatory function.


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[M. Bharat Prakash, N. V. V. Satya Bhushan, U. Siva Kalyan, K. C. Chiang, Srinivas Saketh G and K. Bramara Kumari. (2017); EVALUATION OF BITE FORCE AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 402-407] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Dr.M.Bharat Prakash
Post Graduate, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, GITAM Dental College & Hospital, Visakhapatnam-530045

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2760       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2760


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