If you’re male, you’re not likely brushing as often as you should be. Surveys say women are eight percent more likely to brush their teeth than males. Women are also 10 percent more likely to brush after meals, preventing a risk of teeth staining.
Men are more likely to use and consume products that can lead to teeth staining, including tobacco products and coffee. On the other hand, women are more likely to consume beverages with higher sugar content and diet sodas. As a preventative to teeth staining and cavities, it is recommended to brush your teeth after meals and after consumption of sugary products. It is also recommended to schedule and attend regular teeth cleaning sessions with your dentist.
For most, going to the dentist twice a year is fine but if considered a high risk you may want to go as often as every 4 months. Women are more likely to visit their dentist for preventative care and regular cleaning compared to men. Men are more likely to only visit the dentist when a problem arises. For this reason, a woman is likely to have better oral health than a man for most dental issues are handled in their early stages.
So, when was the last time you visited your dentist? If you have to think about it, it’s probably been too long. For a perfect summer smile, schedule a dental checkup with C&C Dentistry today!