Who Practices Better Dental Care?

A recent study conducted by the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences took a look at the oral care habits of a large cross section of men and women. Researchers asked a series of questions to eight hundred participants, after which they subjected each to a dental examination. Their findings included the following:

  • The women proved to be about 26% more likely to floss every day.
  • The women indicated that they were about twice as likely to go in for their regular dental visits.
  • 44% of the women in the study said that they were aware of the effect that their dental health has on their general health. This is compared to 33% of the men.
  • The women in the study were roughly twice as likely to notice if someone they were talking to was missing a tooth, and 74% of women indicated that they would be embarrassed if they themselves were missing a tooth. About 57% of men said the same.

It would seem that, generally speaking, most women pay more attention to their teeth than their male peers do. If you yourself are falling short in your recommended dental care, call our Bellevue dentist to schedule an appointment today.