Effects of prolonged gum chewing on pain and fatigue in human jaw muscles.

@article{Farella2001EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prolonged gum chewing on pain and fatigue in human jaw muscles.},
  author={Mauro Farella and Merete Bakke and Ambrosina Michelotti and Roberto Martina},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={81-5}
}
Gum chewing has been accepted as an adjunct to oral hygiene, as salivary stimulant and vehicle for various agents, as well as for jaw muscle training. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of prolonged gum chewing on pain, fatigue and pressure tenderness of the masticatory muscles. Fifteen women without temporomandibular disorders (TMD) were requested to perform one of the following chewing tasks in three separate sessions: chewing a very hard gum, chewing a soft gum, and empty… CONTINUE READING

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