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Women Practice Better Oral Hygiene than Men

Recently, a team at the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences took a look at the dental habits of eight hundred men and women.

Participants in this study underwent an examination of their oral health, and then were asked a set of questions in regards to their understanding of dental care. After examining the results, the team determined that women were, on average, more diligent in their dental care than men were.

This is according to the following findings:

  • The flossing habits of women are about 26% better than those of men.
  • A woman is about twice as likely as a man to schedule her regular dental visits every six months.
  • 44% of the women surveyed were aware that the overall health of their bodies could benefit from regular visits to the dentist. 33% of men were similarly aware.
  • A woman is about twice as likely as a man to take notice when someone she is talking to is missing a tooth.
  • 74% of the women surveyed stated that they would feel embarrassed to be seen with a missing tooth. 57% of the men said the same.

If you feel that you are falling short in your own dental care, consider making a call to Tetrick Family Dentistry. Our Bellingham dentist office can help you to get back on track and maintain good oral health for many years to come.