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MasticationKanata

Chewing or mastication is the process by which food is crushed and ground by teeth. It is the first step of digestion, and it increases the surface area of foods to allow a more efficient break down by enzymes. During the mastication process, the food is positioned by the cheek and tongue between the teeth for grinding. The muscles of mastication move the jaws to bring the teeth into intermittent contact, repeatedly occluding and opening. As chewing continues, the food is made softer and warmer, and the enzymes in saliva begin to break down carbohydrates in the food. After chewing, the food (now called a bolus) is swallowed. It enters the esophagus and via peristalsis continues on to the stomach, where the next step of digestion occurs.

Call Kanata Highlands Dental Care at (613) 270-1001 to book your appointment. We are conveniently located at Suite 100, 5045 Innovation Dr. in Kanata, ON.

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Monday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday Closed