Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dental Did You Know: The Difference in Bite Force Among Teeth

Canine (fangs) absorb about 18 lbs/sq in of bite pressure while molars are in the 350-450 lbs/sq in range.

Source: Martin J, Everyday Occlusion: Evidence-Based or Common Sense, Ontario Dentist, December 2007, Vol 84, No 10, pg 26-30.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100