Treat Yourself to a Waltham Smile Makeover with Dr. Cummings
It is interesting how men and women are dissimilar in their oral health. This is mostly due to their oral health habits and practices. It turns out that women are more scrupulous and dedicated to their dental hygiene as opposed to men.
Here are few of the differences:
- Dental visits
Women visit their dentists more often than men. Studies show that men are likely to visit their dentists only when they have dental problems.
- Brushing of teeth and flossing
Women are more diligent and thorough when brushing their teeth. Most brush their teeth twice daily as recommended by oral practitioners as compared to men who, studies show, are not as thorough in this daily oral to-do and are 50% less likely to brush their teeth twice a day. Also, men are 26% less likely to floss regularly.
- Periodontal Diseases
Men are twice as likely to develop periodontal diseases as compared to women since majority of them are not as attentive to their dental health as they should have. Hence, statistics show that men, in general, suffer teeth loss more than women.
Oral cancer alone kills around 10,000 of Americans per year and roughly 1 person per hour. Those who smoke and drink are 15% more likely to get oral cancer. There are 19% of men who are smokers as compared to 14.7% of women smokers. Men have more than 4% chance than women to get cancer from tobacco use.
There are other kinds of cancer that are correlated to oral health. Study analysis revealed that one factor that increased the odds of dying of cancer is the severity of dental plaques, gum inflammation, and tartar levels.
Oral health care is important regardless of one’s gender. You reduce the risks of oral diseases and life-threatening ones if we practice good oral health habits, as well as paying regular visits to Dr. Cummings regarding your Waltham smile makeover.