Before we close out this month, your friends at The Woodlands Dental Group, wanted to dedicate a short blog post to all of our male patients. Let’s take a look at oral health and how it relates to men. We know it’s important for both men and women to take care of their teeth, but there are differences in your specific needs. Men and women are subject to cavities, gum disease, and deterioration at different rates. Let’s take a little more in-depth look at some of the oral health issues and how they can affect men.
Just Do It (for Your Smile)
Did you know that the Academy of General Dentistry finds that it’s more likely men that put off taking care of their dental issues? This puts males at a higher risk of developing more complicated problems down the road. It’s easy to put seeing the dentist on the back burner when you have other things or expenses to worry about. It can seem downright inconvenient and unnecessary to sit in the dental chair for some men.
It’s essential to see your Woodlands dentist regularly. We can easily spot something that shouldn’t be there — whether it’s affecting your teeth or someplace else in the mouth. Our offices are equipped with precise digital x-rays that can detect dental problems the naked eye can’t see. Go ahead and give us a call. We’re ready and here for you and your smile!
Just Say No (to Gum Disease)
Every dentist in the Woodlands will tell you that gum or periodontal disease is not something you want to let go or forget to address. It’s one of the most common conditions to affect men, and it’s also one of the most preventable. The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that about 57 percent of men have some type of gum infection.
Beyond causing damage to your teeth and bad breath, gum disease can also create problems elsewhere in your body. In men, these health issues include:
- Heart disease
- Prostate issues
It’s important to see us every six months for a cleaning and a checkup to ensure your gums stay healthy. With a steady at-home routine of brushing twice and flossing once a day, you can help keep periodontal disease from wreaking havoc on you and your smile.
Even though June is wrapping up, your dentist in the Woodlands wants all of our many male patients to stop and think about your oral health and how it affects the rest of your body. Do you need to make an appointment? Is it finally time to talk to someone about your smile concerns and goals?
All of our fantastic Woodlands dentists are here to help you! (P.S. If you’ve got a little guy at home, it’s always good to get them to the dentist early, so they love smile care from the start. Check out pediatric dentistry options.) Learn more about all of these amazing providers.
Dr. Leslie Blackburn (Pediatric Dentistry) – Growing Great Grins
Dr. Robert Dernick (General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry) and TMJ – Robert G. Dernick, DDS
Dr. David Epstein (General, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Sleep Apnea) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Mike Freeman (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dr. Mike Freeman Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Alisa Reed (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Laser, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dental Designs by Alisa Reed
Dr. Wade Williams (Orthodontics) – Wade Williams, DDS, MS
Dr. Nikita Vakil ( General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry