In our dental health version of battle of the sexes, who do you think has a healthier smile – men or women? One of these groups has less plaque and tartar build-up, healthier gums, and lower incidents of gum disease. They are twice as likely to schedule regular dental appointments and are more likely to follow through with dentist recommended treatments.
Who are these dental health superstars? Women.
According to the Journal of Periodontology:
> Women are 26 percent more likely to floss their teeth daily.
> 44 percent of women, and only 33 percent of men, are aware that gum disease is linked to a person’s overall health.
> Women are twice as likely to notice missing teeth on another person.
> 74 percent of women would be embarrassed by a missing tooth (a possible consequence of gum disease), and only 57 percent of men would feel the same.
Fortunately, these result have nothing to do with genetics or gender. It is purely based on the fact that women take better care of their oral health and see their dentist more frequently.
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