Oral Health for Men
Highlighting the Importance of Oral Health
You may be thinking teeth are teeth right? Regardless of if you are a man or a woman you still need to take care of your teeth and have optimum oral health. Correct, but did you know that men are less likely to take care of their physical health including their oral health. Studies show that men are more likely to only visit the dentist when problems arise, not for regular, preventative care. Statistics show that men only brush their teeth 1.9 time a day and by the age of 72 years old, will have lost at least 5 of their teeth.
No its not pick on men day, we are simply trying to highlight that no matter your age or sex, you need to keep your teeth and mouth clean and in good health. You want your teeth to last you your lifetime and yes, you can come to people like us and we can replace your missing teeth with dentures or even implants, but there is nothing quite like your own teeth!
Men and medication
Did you know that men are more likely to suffer from heart attacks? This means that men are more likely to be taking medication for this and a side effect of this medication is causing a dry mouth. We need the saliva in our mouth to be constant as it helps reduce the bacteria in the mouth which causes decay. Medications that are taken for blood pressure or the heart can also cause this.
Men and sport
Men are more likely to participate in contact sports compared to women. Protection is needed for the mouth in order to prevent any trauma to the teeth. For this reason a mouthguard is advised. Speak to a dentist about having one made. Its a lot easier to prevent problems than it is to fix them!
Men and teeth cleaning
Actually the regime is the same whether you are male or female. Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes using a small headed soft to medium bristled brush combined with a fluoride toothpaste. Clean in between the teeth using either floss or interdental brushes at least once a day and finish with a rinse of fluoride mouthwash to keep your breath smelling fresh.
Blue Sky Dental
What we are trying to say is that no matter your age or sex its never too late to start looking after your teeth. If you need help or guidance then we can help you. We are a team of specialists all working together to ensure your mouth stays in tip top condition but we can only do this with your help. It takes a combined effort to ensure your mouth stays clean and decay free.