Taking a Look at Oral Health Needs During National Men’s Health Week

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It’s National Men’s Health Week, and what a great time for men to brush up on their oral health needs.  Men have a higher rate of gum disease, tooth loss and certain oral infections than women.  Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Men are less likely to visit the dentist regularly
  • They do not brush and floss often enough
  • Men suffer from untreated gum/periodontal disease
  • They have a higher risk of dry mouth (usually due to medications)
  • Higher usage of carcinogens (smoking, chewing and alcohol) lead to greater risk for gum disease and oral cancer
  • They have a higher risk of HPV
  • Custom mouthguards are not used when they play contact sports

So what is a guy to do?  Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and see your dental professionals twice a year for cleanings and exams.  Don’t wait, keep your smile healthy and bright with a good oral health routine.

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