The old adage that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus” could not be more true than it is with dental health. Almost everything about the way men and women deal with dental health is different. As with many other details about their health in general, men are much less inclined to focus on their oral health than their female counterparts. Read on to discover further details about this interesting statistic.
Dental health professionals suggest that women are more likely to brush their teeth thoroughly. Additionally, 86% percent of women will brush their teeth twice a day, while only 68% percent of men brush twice a day. Women are also more likely to brush for the prescribed full two minutes, as well as brush all four coordinates of the mouth with equal focus and effort.
According to dentists, patients should replace their tooth brush every three months, or sooner if you have issues with gum disease. So where do men and woman fall regarding this issue? As you may have already suspected, men again have fallen short. In fact, male brushers are less likely to replace their tooth brush on a regular basis than women. This can mean an increased risk of bacterial infections, plaque, and other oral health problems.
Because of their shortfalls when it comes to oral hygiene and other oral health factors, men are at a higher risk of getting gum disease than women. This also means that men are more likely to suffer from periodontal issues, bacterial diseases, and an increased risk of oral cancer.
So what can concerned patients do to prevent these issues and improve their oral health? Regardless of whether you are male or female, keeping your mouth healthy is important. Many dentists suggest a seven-step approach for improving oral health.
Yes, it is true that men have historically fallen short when it comes to oral health compared to their female counterparts. However, this does not mean that men are doomed to a life of poor dental care and ruined smiles. Take control today and follow the above steps so that you can have the best dental health possible regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.
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Dr. Phillip Kraver
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Cape Coral, FL
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