Facts About Men and Dental Health
We don’t want to start a battle of the sexes, but when it comes to oral health, studies show women have a better handle on it than men. Here’s the proof:
1. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, women are more proactive about dental health than men. For example, they are more likely to have regular check-ups with their dentist, more likely to visit their dentist when problems arise, and more likely to floss daily. As a result, women tend to have lower levels of gum disease and better oral health overall.
2. According to another study, women also tend to have a greater understanding about the signs, symptoms, and causes of gum disease than men.
So what should you be looking for if you’re not up to speed on your dental health? These symptoms could be signs of a larger problem:
- Bleeding gums when you brush
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Toothaches or jaw pain
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose, separating or cracked teeth
With all the facts in front of us, don’t forget to remind the men in your life to dedicate extra time to their dental health and check in with their dentist.