Are Women Better at Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums Than Men?

When it comes to healthy teeth and gums, new research published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals an area where women are more proactive than men. According to the study, published in April 2011, women are almost twice as likely to have received a regular dental check-up in the past year. In addition, women were more likely to schedule the recommended treatment following the dental check-up.

Periodontal Health: Women vs. Men

  • Women are 26 percent more likely than men to floss on a daily basis.
  • 74 percent of women would be embarrassed by a missing tooth, a possible consequence of periodontal disease, compared to 57 percent of men.
  • Women are almost twice as likely to notice missing teeth on another person than men.
  • 44 percent of women are aware that periodontists can help contribute to overall good health, compared to 33 percent of men.

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Carrie is a dental hygienist, oral health coach and creator of 21 Days to a Healthy Mouth, an online course that teaches you how to care for your mouth with life long results.  Her daily “bite-size” pieces to understanding what it takes to achieve a healthy mouth make it easy to learn and implement at home.

Carrie owns and operates Natural Gumption, where she studies and recommends natural oral health care products that are effective and deliver great results.  She helps families all over the world via Skype, and works locally in person as well as an oral health coach, a personal trainer for your mouth.  She is happy to consult with anyone who may have questions. Come say hello on , Facebook and Twitter.

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