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Dental health studies show that the biggest risk to man’s dental health is attitude. Generally speaking, men see their dentist less frequently than women, and often only when there is a serious problem. This laid-back attitude towards regular dental visits is also noticed in preventive maintenance habits. Studies show that men only brush their teeth 1.9 times a day rather than the recommended minimum of twice a day.

Men of all ages are more likely than women to have more periodontal disease. Periodontal disease may place a person at more risk for complications related to diabetes and heart disease. Visiting your dentist helps prevent periodontal disease through early detection.

Facts & Tips:
  • Men who smoke or chew tobacco are at twice the risk for gum disease or oral cancer
  • 90% of oral cancers occur after age 45
  • Men who play sports face a greater potential for trauma to the mouth and teeth. Wear a mouthguard.
  • 34% of males aged 30-54 have gum disease, compared to 23% of females
  • 56% of males aged 55 to 90 have gum disease compared to 44% of females
  • More than 1/3 of men have not had a dental checkup in the past year