Welcome

  

Tom:                                                                                           

“I’m cool because I’m chewing with my gum!” 

 

Chris:

“Well, I’m cooler because I use my 4 muscles to masticate with my gum!”

 

Tom:

“Well, I’m the coolest because I use my temporalis, masseter, lateral and medial pterygoid muscles to masticate with my gum!”

                                                        No chewing!

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Chris:

“Well, I’m even cooler as I have innervations from the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve supplying my 4 muscles of mastication when I masticate with my gum!”

 

Tom:

“Well, I’m the coolest of the cool as I have arterial blood supply from the masseteric artery, deep temporal artery, and pterygoid branch of the maxillary artery supplying my 4 muscles of mastication when I masticate with my gum!”

 

Chris:

“Well, if we both want to be cool, then we will both have to use this website to explain the origin and insertions for the temporalis, masseter, lateral and medial pterygoid so we both can be cool by not spending hours revising like the geek squad but still get top marks in Dr. Sahal’s spotter!”

 

Tom:

“That’s a cool idea mate, I am so glad that Dr. Sahal has given us this website, I think it makes learning muscles of mastication cool. But still, I think getting a good degree and becoming a dentist is cooler!”

 

Chris:

“Well, if we both get good marks in this, then we’re one step closer to being a cool dentist or possibly a cool researcher.”


News

Mastication with my gum-improved memory?

11/12/2008 16:08
Breaking news, today 11th December 2008, the Guardian publishes how Wrigleys chewing gum manufacturer are shedding out millions into research about the benifits of chewing their gum. Another study has shown that mastication of gum, which excercises the muscles of mastication, can cause an increase...

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Motor behaviour of the jaw muscles during different clenching levels.

11/12/2008 14:30
The goals of the study were to investigate muscle activities which are affected by different feedback strategies. The second goal, balancing behaviour of the neuromuscular system which is influenced by different force levels. The final goal of the study, included showing axial loading of the...

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A gene MYH16, could provide evidence of evolution in Homo sapiens

08/12/2008 14:51
  A Gene that could be evidence of evolution to Homo sapiens. A single change in a single gene, MYH16 may have caused gross anatomical changes that spurred human evolution. This work published by the University of Pennsylvania in Nature, suggested a gene could be responsible for...

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Studies in mice help to identify genes critical for mastication muscles in development

08/12/2008 14:48
 Studies conducted in mice lacking Krox 20 exhibit a significant reduction of primary jaw opening muscles, like anterior digastric and mylohyoid, no changes in mastication muscles were notified. Mice lacking MyoR and capsulin display a deficit in the four muscles of mastication. Although...

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Contact

Adam Higgins

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01724 511600


Did you know?

Chewing gum is banned throughout the whole of Singapore.