June Mens Health

June is Men’s Health Awareness month and in addition to checking your blood pressure and cholesterol, it’s important not to forget about oral health as well.

One way to celebrate your father or grandfather is to remind them how important it is to take care of their health – including their teeth! You can even surprise that special man with a new toothbrush — maybe try an electric one to help encourage them to brush!

Studies have found:

    • Men are less likely to go to the dentist routinely and usually only go when a problem arises.
    • Women are more likely to brush their teeth twice a day than men.
    • Men are more likely to develop dry mouth.
    • Men are more likely to develop gum disease.
    • Twice as many men as women develop oral cancer often from smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol.

Take this month to readdress your oral health care habits and remember to schedule your routine cleaning appointment.