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Influencing factors on bite force of adults in twenties

Mi-Ra Lee 1 Su-Jin Jung 2

1백석문화대학교
2건양대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of bite force by genderand physical features. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 212 college students in Chungnamprovince from October to December, 2013. The questionnaire consisted of oral health condition. The bite force of the first molar teeth was measured. Results : Males showed the greater bite force than females(p<0.001). Those who hadtemporomandibular joint(TMJ) disorder suffered from mouth opening difficulty and weaker biteforce than those who had not(p<0.05). Those who had malocclusion showed weaker bite force(p<0.01). Those who had a habit of chewing gums tended to have greater bite force than thosewho had not(p<0.05). The bite force was correlated with height(r=0.309), weight(r=0.345), andBMI(r=0.249)(p<0.01). Conclusions : Males showed greater bite force than females. The temporomandibular joint(TMJ) disorder, subjective malocclusion, and eating habit also affected the bite force.

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