According to the Academy of General Dentistry, men are much more likely than women to skip the recommended twice-annual visits to the dentist for a checkup and a cleaning. In fact, most American men won’t visit the dentist unless they’re experiencing a dental problem. However, making sure to visit the dentist every six months is a great way to prevent and avoid these problems altogether. Here at Littleton Implants & Periodontics, we encourage men to keep up with their regular dental appointments in order to avoid serious dental health problems.
Even if you’re practicing great at-home oral hygiene, there are still things you could be missing on your own. For example, only a professional dental cleaning can remove tartar once it’s built up. Additionally, your general dentist will be able to spot potential issues before they start and can also keep a close eye on your general health as well. If you don’t keep your regular dental appointments, you’re putting your dental health at risk.
Men, in general, tend to have a higher risk of:
Because men are at a higher risk of gum disease, please keep a close eye on your gum health and call Littleton Implants & Periodontics if you have any concerns! Our office is located here in beautiful Littleton, Colorado.