Association between perioral muscle pressure and masticatory performance.

  title={Association between perioral muscle pressure and masticatory performance.},
  author={Mutsumi Takahashi and Kaoru Koide and Ichiro Arakawa and Fumi Mizuhashi},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  volume={40 12},
The aim of this study was to determine the association between strength of the perioral muscles and masticatory performance. Subjects were 56 healthy adults (30 men and 26 women; mean age of 24·9 years) with normal occlusion. Perioral muscle pressure was measured using JMS tongue pressure measurement device, and maximum tongue pressure and cheek pressure on the habitual chewing side (H) and non-habitual side (non-H) were measured. The masticatory performance was evaluated using gummy jelly, and… CONTINUE READING