June is National Men’s Health Month, and it turns out that maintaining proper oral health often falls to the wayside for men. According to the April Journal of Periodontology, “Women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment following those checkups; and had better indicators of periodontal health, including lower incidence of dental plaque, calculus and bleeding on probing, all of which can be used as markers of periodontal disease.”
Men are also more likely to develop oral and throat cancer compared to women. Knowing these facts makes it extremely important for men to take care of their dental health. What does this entail? You can start by making sure to schedule regular dental visits, saliva tests and oral cancer screenings.
Learn more about the importance of oral health for men here!