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The power of the jaw (the human jaw is stronger than you might think)

The power of the jaw the human jaw is stronger than you might think TMJ treatment dentist Oakleigh dental clinic Melbourn

Did you know that the human jaw is capable of exerting up to 125 kg of force in a single bite? On average, the female bite registers at 50 kg, while the male bite registers at 70 kg.

There is a wide variance in pressure between the front and the back teeth, with the back teeth (molars) bearing most of the stress.

Interestingly, our ability to bite harder is limited by the capability of our teeth to withstand the pressure. Understandably, this pressure can cause tension headaches and sharp pains in the jaw (TMJ dysfunction) if we are clenching and grinding our teeth.

Victorian 7 Day Lockdown Dental Restrictions

In line with a recommendation from the Australian Dental Association, our practice is now operating under the new restrictions in Victoria. All dental services will continue to operate, and people will be allowed to visit the dentist for emergency dental care, including if their dentist is more than 5km away. Please call us to discuss your concerns. Online video consultations are also available. As a QIP Certified practice, we follow the highest hygiene protocols in the industry. All our staff are trained according to infection control guidelines provided by the Australian Government, Australian Dental Association and World Health Organisation.