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oc·clu·sal pres·sure

any force exerted upon the occlusal surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): biting pressure
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biting pressure

The pressure exerted on the teeth during biting. Synonym:
See also: pressure
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bit·ing pres·sure

(bīting preshŭr)
Force applied between the maxillary and mandibular teeth resulting from contraction of the masticatory elevator muscles.
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We measured bite force using a piezo resistive force sensor (Flexiforce A 201-100, Tekscan, Inc., Boston), with a sensitivity range of 0-100 pounds.
A bite force transducer that consists of an electronic strain gauge with a digital indicator which was resistant to deformation was used in the present study.
Bite force and maxillofacial morphology in patients with Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy.
It is observed that the force range of most available gnathodynamometers is quite small--usually less than 200 N--whereas the maximum bite force in human beings can be up to 1200 N.
From the standpoint of tackle selection, it's a good thing kingfish don't carry a heavy bite force, because their teeth alone can be trouble enough.
Adjusted for body size, its bite force edges out the black piranha as the strongest known for a bony fish.
Although larger size sharks will exert higher values of bite force, the relative value of bite force is what matters, pound per pound how strong is the bite?," she said.
In adults, it has been reported that cervical muscles play a role in the exertion of bite force. Lower activity of these muscles has been associated with smaller occlusal contact area, (9) suggesting an indirect association between craniofacial dimension and occlusal contact area.
In addition, it has been clinically demonstrated to provide greater stability and bite force, which allows denture wearers to eat food items that they otherwise would have to avoid.
Super Pollglip is also clinically proven to improve stability, retention and bite force, allowing denture wearers to eat foods they otherwise would have avoided.
Gary Mountain, senior child health lecturer and deputy head of the university's School of Healthcare, collaborated with Leeds Dental Institute to design an instrument to accurately test the bite force of young children.