Did you see the recent CBS clip where Alex Rodriguez discusses early stage gum disease? He’s on a mission to raise awareness. Even if he is a paid spokesperson for a gum health company, his message is a welcomed one, especially since research shows that gum (periodontal) disease is more prevalent in men than women – approximately 56% versus 38%.
Consider these findings:
I’m a Guy, What Can I Do?
Men, like women, should take care of their teeth by practicing daily home maintenance (twice daily brushing, once daily flossing), visiting the dentist every six months for regular cleanings and examinations, and, if you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease, scheduling regular, deeper cleanings with your periodontal office as suggested.
Make an appointment at one of our two PA locations (Philadelphia and Ambler) and speak to our periodontists to learn how we can best address your particular stage of gum disease and help you maintain healthy gums and teeth for life.