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Modern Japanese children have decreased masticatory function, which can be explained by the dietary change to soft foods. In earlier studies involving children with mixed dentition, masticatory exercises were shown to improve masticatory function and modify dental arch growth. Grinding type of mastication with a wide path reportedly increases lateral growth of the dental arch. This study aimed to assess the relationship between masticatory movements and dietary preference, and how masticatory exercises affected masticatory movement during Hellman's dental stages IIA to IIC (period of first molar eruption).
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Name: Archives of oral biology
The most common non-dental pain in the orofacial region is pain associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and jaw exercises is a common treatment in these cases. Since masticatory myofascial p...
Introduction: A stable state of musculoskeletal system is provided by harmony of occlusion, the anatomy of temporomandibular joints, and the activity of the masticatory muscles under the control of pe...
Improvement of masticatory function is critical in prosthetic treatment. Multiple factors are related to patients' perception of chewing ability in denture wearers. However, the associations between s...
The purpose of this study was to determine the improvement in masticatory performance and satisfaction with chewing ability in partially edentulous patients after treatment with an implant-supported f...
The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the dentoalveolus and occlusal plane associated with the hypotrophy of unilateral masticatory muscles following botulinum toxin (BTX) treatment ...
Oral health is a critical factor of systemic health, although usually forgotten. A potential relation between cognitive deficits and oral diseases has been suggested. Adult cognitive dysfu...
Purpose of this study is to compare the masticatory efficiency 'All on four' to 'Complete dentures on a class I ridge' with a color mixing analyzing test. Ten Patients with fixed complete ...
The study will be conducted in four groups of 20 patients in age of 20-30 years with complete dentition or single tooth loss in lateral regions, with masticatory muscle pain in the history...
This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of masticatory muscles electrical stimulation on oromotor skills, feeding level progress and child growth in children with dyaphagia....
Muscles and myofascial dysfunction are more often the mechanism and source of pain in oral fascial disorders (OFD) than the TMJ. Masticatory muscles in patients with TMJ alterations are m...
Selective grinding of occlusal surfaces of the teeth in an effort to eliminate premature contacts and occlusal interferences; to establish optimal masticatory effectiveness, stable occlusal relationships, direction of main occlusal forces, and efficient multidirectional patterns, to improve functional relations and to induce physiologic stimulation of the masticatory system; to eliminate occlusal trauma; to eliminate abnormal muscle tension; to aid in the stabilization of orthodontic results; to treat periodontal and temporomandibular joint problems; and in restorative procedures. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.
A masticatory muscle whose action is closing the jaws.
The force applied by the masticatory muscles in dental occlusion.
A masticatory muscle whose action is closing the jaws; its posterior portion retracts the mandible.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Dentistry is the study, management and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, teeth and their supporting tissues (Oxford Medical Dictionary) The work of a dentist ranges from regular patient check-up to orthodontics and surgery....