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Men's Health Month news: men's oral health

Jun 11, 2014

According to surveys and studies from the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, men are less likely than women to seek preventative dental care and often neglect their oral health for years. Here are some interesting statistics:

1.    The average man is less likely to brush his teeth after ever meal (20.5% compared to 28.7% of women).

2.    The average man is less likely to brush his teeth twice a day (49% compared to 56.8% of women).

3.    Men are more likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease than are women:

  • 30 to 54 years: 34% compared to 23% of women
  • 55 to 90 years: 56% compared to 44% of women

For the full article on Men's Oral Health, click here.

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