Balancing-side contact patterns and temporomandibular joint sounds were evaluated in 430 young adults. Correlational analysis revealed that there was a highly significant positive correlation between the absence of balancing-side contacts and an increasing prevalence of joint sounds with age (r = 0.975). These data support the hypothesis that certain types of balancing-side contacts may be protective of the temporomandibular joint.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of craniomandibular disorders : facial & oral pain|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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