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How much force does a human jaw have?
Last Updated: 14th January, 2020
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Considering this, what is the bite force of a human?
The average strength of a human bite is 162 pounds per square inch (PSI), but this pales in comparison to nature's champion chompers.
Similarly, are human jaws stronger than dogs? Some people who are afraid of dogs will claim that certain dog breeds can exert over 2,000 pounds of pressure with their jaws. It's an impressive number – and an enormous exaggeration. They bite harder than a human, but not as much harder as one could think. The average human can bite down with a 120 pound force.
Also know, can the human jaw bite through bone?
The limiting factor is that the human jawbone is made of uncooked mammalian cortical bone: clearly the human jawbone cannot bite through a thicker bone than itself, because it would break itself first.
Can a human bite kill you?
Untreated human bites may lead to more serious problems, such as swelling and infections. Severe swelling may prevent blood from flowing to your hands and feet. Infection may spread to other parts of your body and this can become life-threatening.