Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chewing muscles

We just learned about the Nose Muscles.

There's a fancy word for chewing, it's called masticating.

You have two main muscles you use for chewing.
One is your jaw muscle called the masseter muscle.

masseter muscle
(from: wikipedia - masseter muscle)

The other is your temple muscle up on the side of your head, called the temporal muscle.

temporal muscle
(from: wikipedia - temporal muscle)

If you bite down hard and feel your face and the side of your head, you can feel which muscles they are.

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