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How Bite Force Affects Nutritional Intake

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Is deficient bite force affecting your patient's ability to adequately bite and chew? Learn how to communicate the negative impact that deficient bite force can have on a patient's health and quality of life.

What Dr. Izchak Barzilay Says about Occlusal Force:

“Why not have all the occlusal force measurements at hand to help you decide on treatment. Innobyte gives information that we have been waiting for.”

- Dr. Izchak Barzilay DDS, MSc (Prostho), Cert Protho, FRDC(C)

Bite for Bite: Putting Bite Force Into Perspective

We all know that a healthy diet is a key factor in a healthy life, but a recent White Paper explains how proper nutrition begins with a person’s ability to bite and chew.

Key takeaways

Inadequate dental health may lead to:

  • Limited dietary choices

  • Insufficient mastication

  • Decreased nutritional uptake

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Sarcopenia

  • Frailty

  • Bone reabsorption of mandible and maxilla

The appropriate bite force is necessary

  • To properly chew and digest foods

  • To receive the nutritional benefit of foods

  • For improved patient quality of life

The normal or average range of bite force in adults with their full dentition is between 650N and 1000N. Regaining bite force can positively impact health and quality of life

Did you know? The world’s strongest human bite force

The world’s strongest human bite record belongs to Richard Hofmann from Florida, USA. In August 1986 Richard achieved a bite strength of 4337N for around two seconds in a research test using a gnathodynamometer at the College of Dentistry, University of Florida.

The INNOBYTE : Better Consultations With Bite Force Measurements

Why is bite force important? How does it benefit your clients? Maximize the impact of your consultations with a personalized bite force assessment in less than 3 seconds.

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