According to studies, men are less likely to care for physical health than women, in some cases even oral health is ignored. Recently it was found that oral health is closely linked to longevity. Men most often ignore their oral health for several years and go to the dentist only when problems arise. Therefore, in these there is a risk of oral cancer and gum disease.
Why periodontal diseases are a problem?
Periodontal diseases are the result of plaque formation, which turns into a substance called tartar porous. The acid produced by bacteria in plaque irritates the gums. These acids cause weakening of the fibers fixing teeth gums, creating “pockets” where the accumulation of bacteria. Some researchers argue that there is a connection between periodontal disease and the vascular, which can cause strokes. Go to your doctor dentist if you have one of the following symptoms:
Bleeding gums during brushing
- reddened gums, swollen and sensitive to touch
- persistent halitosis
- tooth loss or separation
Do you smoke?
Men are affected twice more than women, and 95 % of oral cancer is present in people over 40 years. If smoke is very important to visit your doctor frequently for cleaning teeth dentist to make sure you have good oral health.
Practice any sport?
If you practice any sport you are at risk of trauma to your teeth. If you practice contact sports such as football, basketball, hockey, boxing etc. it is important to use the tray that protects your teeth effectively during the game.
Take care of your teeth
To improve oral health is important to brush your teeth at least two times a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss and to go to the dentist at least twice a year for teeth cleaning