Guys… Don’t Brush Off Dental Care
• Males are more likely than females to never floss (about 39 percent don’t).
• Men are about 40 percent less likely to brush their teeth after every meal.
• The average man is less likely to visit a dentist (61 percent of men compared with 67 percent of women).
• The average man is more likely to develop gum disease (11 percent of men compared with 6 percent of women).
There are three key reasons to maintain our oral health.
• Number one is cosmetic. Our smile is one of the first things people notice, including the opposite sex. A Match.com poll examined the factors women and men judge each other on, and 71 percent of single ladies ranked teeth first.
• Reason number two is more serious. We are more likely to develop oral health problems if we don’t stick to a schedule of continuing care visits. The same is true of delaying recommended treatment; a cavity today can turn into tomorrow’s extraction or root canal if neglected.
• Reason number three is that when we delay or avoid dental maintenance and restoration, we are more likely to need serious work later. It could end up costing far more time, money and inconvenience.
Elahe Wissinger, DMD: Our mission is to build a partnership to achieve optimal dental health. The state-of-the-art technology, attention to our clie... Read More »