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Length of the occlusal glide at the lower incisal point during chewing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12453268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to estimate the length of the occlusal glide during gum chewing at the lower incisal point. Mandibular excursions with occlusal contacts in 25 females with permanent dentition were recorded using an optoelectronic system that can measure mandibular movement with 6 d.f. at a sampling frequency of 100 Hz. A curved mesh diagram of incisor coordinates during maximum mandibular excursions (CMDME) was plotted. Gum chewing movement was also measured using the same system and computer software which divided the chewing movement into cycles at each maximum opening position. Each cycle was standardized at 0.1 mm intervals from the most closed position. Finally, the distance between the CMDME and each position of the incisor during a chewing cycle was calculated. Whenever, this distance was less than 0.2 mm opposing teeth were considered to be in contact. The occlusal glide was defined as the distance travelled by the lower incisal point as the mandible moved along occlusal contacts of the CMDME. The vertical coordinates at the beginning of the occlusal glide (during closing) and at the end of occlusal glide (during opening) were also calculated. The lengths of the occlusal glide pathway averaged 1.29 mm during closing and 1.55 mm during opening, a total length of 2.84 mm. Mean vertical coordinates at the beginning and end of the glide were -0.95 and -1.12 mm from intercuspal position, respectively.
H Hayasaki; T Sawami; I Saitoh; S Nakata; Y Yamasaki; M Nakata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0305-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-27     Completed Date:  2003-02-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1120-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Section of Pediatric Dentistry, Division of Oral Health, Growth & Development, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Occlusion*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
Mandible / physiology*
Mastication / physiology*
Models, Biological
Movement / physiology

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