Dentist Bayside Interesting oral health facts for men

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Oral health is important to both men and women. But since men tend to have their own dental hygiene habits, it is not surprising that they have oral health issues that are their own.

Here are some interesting oral facts that men should know about:

 

Brushing habits 

It was found out by studies of the American Dental Association (ADA) that men do not brush their teeth as often or as thoroughly as recommended by dentists and dental experts. Dentists recommend to at least brush the teeth twice daily with fluoride.

 

Rare dentist visits

Instead of paying a regular visit to a dentist at least twice a year for checkups, studies have shown that men mostly visit a dentist when they already have problems.

 

Dry mouth conditions

Studies show that men are twice as likely to develop heart problems, and most medications for heart problems have dry mouth as a side effect. But, having a dry mouth contribute greatly to developing dental problems since there is the lack of saliva to act as oral protection and barrier against bacteria.

 

Most cases of severe periodontal diseases

Since they tend to take oral care for granted, men suffer more severe periodontal diseases as compared to women.

 

Teeth Loss and dental replacements

Poor oral care results to teeth loss. Studies have shown that old men have fewer teeth as compared to old women with similar age.  Thus, the higher demand for different types of dental replacements is by men.

 

High possibility of acquiring HPV

ADA reported that there is a correlation between poor oral health and the risk of acquiring HPV regardless of smoking habits and sexual practices.

 

Higher risk of oral cancer

Since men are highly exposed to carcinogens because of alcohol drinking cigarette smoking, their chances of getting cancer, especially oral cancer, are quite high.

 

Prevention is better than cure. Everyone, most especially the men, should take proactive measures in order to reduce the risk of most dental problems.