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bite your tongue
2014-06-05 05:07:34

The entire process of eating is a basic biological task. The tongue and jaw perform a well-choreographed ballet where the tongue positions your food for the teeth and recedes to its ready position just in time for the jaw to close down onto it.

Chewing Gum Can Help You Focus
2013-04-02 10:25:44

A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychology has found some good could come from chewing gum.

2012-10-03 23:00:11

Thirty years of research and clinical experience have shown neuromuscular dentistry to be effective in treating patients with various types of head and neck pain, without the use of pain management

New Zealand Reptile Chews Food Unlike Any Other On The Planet
2012-05-30 08:56:23

Scientists studying one of New Zealand’s most iconic reptiles have found that it chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet, challenging the popular perception that complex chewing ability is linked to high metabolism.

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2011-06-28 08:12:55

New research from Brown University shows that fish and mammals chew differently.

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2010-05-11 11:17:36

Scientists explain why the long neck dinosaurs were able to reach such gigantic proportions.

2010-02-23 06:00:00

Don't Take Your Stress Out on Your Mouth 30,000+ Dental Professionals Converge in Chicago February 25-27 CHICAGO, Feb.

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2009-12-16 16:15:00

A real possibility does exist for developing a new generation of foods that make people feel full by releasing anti-hunger aromas during chewing.

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2009-09-02 06:15:00

Researchers have found that moms who chew sugarless gum after their cesarean section may have better luck getting their bowels working again.


Latest Mastication Reference Libraries

Mouth
2013-03-05 14:37:32

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system which takes in food and mixes it with saliva produced by glands located in the mouth. Formation and Orientation The first part of the mouth is the mouth cavity which contains the teeth and is limited by the lips, the roof, which is the hard and soft palate, and the floor of the mouth. This is the space where food is kept before it moves on to the esophagus. The orifice of the mouth is the line between the lower and upper lips and is...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.