Why you should care about men’s dental health

men's dental healthWhen it comes to being proactive about oral health, men consistently fall behind women. For example, approximately 56 percent of men have periodontal disease compared to 38 percent of women. Part of this statistic may be due to individual lifestyle habits, but gender-specific differences may also play a role. Below are a few other facts about men’s dental health that might surprise you:

Brushing Habits

Men are less likely to brush their teeth regularly. Only 49 percent of men brush their teeth the recommended twice a day, compared to nearly 57 percent of women. Nearly 29 percent of women report brushing their teeth after every meal, compared to only 20.5 percent of men. [Read more…]