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Aim; The aim of the present study is to measure the maximum bite force in the natural dentition with the help of two different bite force measurement devices.
Materials and methods; 100 subjects in each group were randomly selected from the population, aged between 18-60 years .The device was placed in between upper and lower central incisors and patients were asked to bite until the first sign of pain was felt. This exercise was done twice and mean was taken. Same procedure was followed for right and left first molars.
Results; The data proved that maximum bite force was more in young males than in young females. Also bite force tends to decrease as age progresses.
Conclusion; Bite force is more in young males than in young females. Also bite force on the right molars was similar to left molars.
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