Influence of age and dental status on chewing behaviour studied by EMG recordings during consumption of various food samples.

@article{Kohyama2003InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age and dental status on chewing behaviour studied by EMG recordings during consumption of various food samples.},
  author={Kaoru Kohyama and Laurence Mioche and Pierre Bourdiol},
  journal={Gerodontology},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={15-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of age and dental status on chewing performance in humans. DESIGN Electromyography recordings (EMG) were made during chewing of six foods (rice, beef, cheese, crispy bread, apple, and peanuts) to compare the masticatory patterns of four subject groups with different ages and dental status. SUBJECTS Nineteen elders (mean age 67.2 years) classified into three categories according to their number of opposing post-canine teeth pairs (i.e. functional units) and… CONTINUE READING

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