S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
Comparison of muscle activity and occlusal contacts during maximal and habitual clenching in varied chair positions
- Kim, Young-Ku; Lee, S.W.; Chung, S.C.; Kho, H.S.
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- Blackwell Science Ltd
- Journal of Oral Rehabilitation; Vol.24, No.3, pp.237-239
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- The activity of anterior temporal muscle, the number of tooth contacts, and total duration of closure during maximal and habitual clenching were studied in varied chair positions. Fifteen subjects were evaluated. The means for the muscle activity of anterior temporal muscle during habitual clenching were 63.5-73.5% of maximum muscle activity. The number of tooth contacts and total duration of closure were significantly increased as biting pressure was increased from habitual to maximal clenching. No significant differences were detected in all variables among varied chair positions. The above results also suggested that occlusal instability was very common. Further research is required to explain the relationship, if any, of these variables to craniomandibular disorders. ⓒ 1997 Blackwell Science Ltd.
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