The third clue to the fossil baby's species comes from bony protrusions for a chewing muscle
know as the medial pterygoid.
According to the FDI World Dental Federation, oral health is not only dental, it also includes the gums, hard and soft palate, linings of the mouth and throat, tongue, lips, salivary glands, chewing muscles
, and upper and lower jaws.
TMJD is most commonly caused by spasm of the chewing muscles
, often as a result of nervous clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth.
I start with strokes on the head, face, their chewing muscles
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a muscle-skeletal painful disorder that compromises chewing muscles
, temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and/or several anatomical structures in the stomatognathic system.
You chew gum and it turns out to be a favourite super-exercise for these muscles, your chewing muscles
The dissection, in levels, shows that chewing muscles
, like the masseter, temporal, internal pterygoid, suprahyoid and infra-hyoid.
These include relatively slender, high-crowned canine teeth and robust incisors, and a restructuring of the bony anatomy of the zygomatic area of the face, which, among other things, alters the length and position of some of the chewing muscles