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It's Time for Men to Become Proactive Concerning Their Oral Health
Posted on 6/25/2019 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
People notice your smile before anything else about you. Discolored teeth, cracked teeth, and other damages cause a loss of confidence. Lack of confidence affects you in many ways, from the activities you enjoy to the people that you meet. But it's not only your confidence that oral health impacts. Did you know that your oral health affects other areas of your health as well? When your oral health suffers, the rest of your body suffers. Learn how to take better care of your teeth to reduce oral health concerns!
The Journal of Periodontology reported the following information gathered from their study, which included a panel of approximately 800 men:
● Only 20.8% of men compared to 25% of women, brush their teeth after every meal
● Only 49% of men brush their teeth twice daily, while 51% of all women brush twice daily
● Men are 4% more likely to develop gum disease than women
Women understand the impacts of poor oral healthcare, and it's time for men to learn the same information. It's essential that you care for your teeth, mouth, and gums because it affects you in so many ways. You won't get a second chance to keep your teeth looking their best.
Improve Your Dental Health
Preventative measures keep your smile looking its very best. It's vital that you take strides to protect your oral health. Not only does it impact your smile and confidence, but it also affects other aspects of your health. Stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease impact men with poor oral hygiene at faster rates than men with good oral health. This alone is enough reason to make good oral health a regular part of your life. When you protect your smile, you love your smile and enjoy life to the fullest.
Improve and protect your smile with these tips:
● Brush your teeth in the morning when you wake up and again before you go to bed. Brush the front and back on the teeth for at least two minutes each session. Brush using a medium-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Brushing twice per day removes bacteria, dirt, and germs that cause bad breath and gum disease.
● It's important to schedule a dental exam at least once per year, although the American Dental Association recommends two annual visits for best health. The dentist will inspect the teeth, mouth, and the gums at each visit. Additionally, the visit includes a tooth cleaning that removes particles, bacteria, and dirt from the teeth.
● Replace your toothbrush every three to four months to prevent transmission of bacteria and germs into the mouth.
Take Care of Your Smile
You get only one shot to maintain your beautiful smile and healthy teeth. Make it count and take care of your teeth. Less than five minutes of oral care each day is all that it takes to enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles.