Men vs. Women on Oral Care

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA

The verdict is in.

According to the latest research findings from Colgate, women are more proactive than men in maintaining their teeth and gums, according to new research published in 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.

Turns out, chewing tobacco, taking medication, and playing sports all lead to increased dental problems.  Yet, men are less likely to take care of their teeth according to Info Bytes’ “Know Your Teeth” (Nov. 4, 2016).

This long-standing trend however, may be decreasing as more men are coming in and requesting bleaching, veneers and bonding.   Many have noticed the positive effects from an improved smile and realize that a great smile has a lot of value in the business world.