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The Influence of Dental Occlusion on Dynamic Balance and Muscular Tone

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dc.contributor.author Julià Sánchez, Sonia
dc.contributor.author Álvarez Herms, Jesús
dc.contributor.author Cirer Sastre, Rafel
dc.contributor.author Corbí, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Burtscher, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-18T19:37:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-18T19:37:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Julià-Sánchez, S., Álvarez-Herms, J., Cirer-Sastre, R., Corbí, F., & Burtscher, M. (2019). The Influence of Dental Occlusion on Dynamic Balance and Muscular Tone. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 1626. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01626 spa
dc.identifier.issn 1664-042X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/8814
dc.description.abstract Excellent postural control is essential to improve the physical performance of athletes. Stability of the body during motor tasks depends on different physiological systems. The influence of dental occlusion on body balance has been widely investigated in the past few years. It has been suggested that this relationship is strengthened by disturbing environments for balance control (i.e., unstable platform, fatigue, development tasks.). Moreover, dental occlusion may influence the muscle tone of both masticatory and postural muscles, which are involved in the preservation of balance. Therefore, we attempted to determine whether (i) there are differences in dynamic balance assessed by the modified star excursion balance test between opposed dental occlusion conditions (dental contact: intercuspal position/no dental contact: cotton rolls mandibular position) and (ii) dental occlusion influences the biomechanical and viscoelastic properties of the masticatory and postural muscles assessed with MyotonPRO®. Thirty physically active subjects were recruited for the study. The main findings were the following: (i) the Star Excursion Balance Test composite score was significantly higher for measurements made in cotton rolls mandibular position (p < 0.001) and also in subjects showing a correct occlusion (p = 0.04), and (ii) the biomechanic and viscolelastic properties of selected muscles showed different trend according to the presence of malocclusal traits. It is concluded that dental occlusion conditioned both dynamic stability and the biomechanic and viscoelastic properties of the analyzed muscles. spa
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dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional *
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dc.title The Influence of Dental Occlusion on Dynamic Balance and Muscular Tone spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 3.367 JCR (2019) Q1, 20/81 Physiology spa
dc.description.impact 1.211 SJR (2019) Q2, 52/186 Physiology, 31/107 Physiology (medical) spa
dc.description.impact No data IDR 2019 spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fphys.2019.01626
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Oclusión dental spa
dc.subject.uem Fisiología humana spa
dc.subject.uem Deporte spa
dc.subject.unesco Odontología spa
dc.subject.unesco Efectos fisiológicos spa
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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