The differences between men and women are extensive, especially when it comes to taking care of one’s health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), compared to men, women are better about seeing their physician for routine check-ups and are more likely to schedule a doctor visit when feeling sick or injured. And now, new research published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals another area where women are more proactive than men: in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Read more …

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.

Source: The American Academy of Periodontology