Relationship between chewing rate and masticatory performance.

@article{SnchezAyala2013RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between chewing rate and masticatory performance.},
  author={Alfonso S{\'a}nchez-Ayala and Arcelino Farias-Neto and Nara Hellen Campanha and Renata Matheus Cunha Rodrigues Garcia},
  journal={Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={118-22}
}
The influence of mandibular movement timing on food breakdown remains unclear. The authors, therefore, sought to relate chewing rate with masticatory performance. Chewing rate, defined as the number of masticatory cycles habitually achieved per minute, was measured in 55 healthy dentulous subjects (age, 22.2 +/- 5.0 years). Subjects were grouped according to obtained values (cycles/minute): slower: < 70; middle: 70-90; and faster: > 90. Masticatory performance was determined through the sieve… CONTINUE READING

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