Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:04
Women maintain better oral health than men, based on a recent study of 800 men and women.
The information was generated after the study participants answered a questionnaire about oral health and underwent an oral exam. Women around 18 or 19 years old were at a much lower risk for any possible oral health issue.
Women are twice as likely to schedule two dental appointments each year and keep them as scheduled, compared to men. Women also were more likely to change the way they maintain their oral health based on what happened during the dental visit. The overall oral health of men also paled in comparison to the oral health of women.