Not only cowboys… any man. Tell the men in your life. Studies show that men are less likely to be proactive when it comes to dental care. They often wont come in for their preventative hygiene visits, and put off treatment until something “hurts” which many times can mean that they are risking infection and even possible tooth loss.
“It is crucial that everyone — both men and women — strive to maintain periodontal health,” says Donald S. Clem, DDS, a periodontist in private practice in Fullerton, Calif., and president of the American Academy of Periodontology. “With increasing research indicating that one’s periodontal health may be related to overall health, never has it been more important to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. You cannot be healthy unless you are periodontally healthy.”
Dr. Clem stressed the importance of routine oral care in helping to prevent periodontal disease. “Taking good care of your periodontal health involves daily tooth brushing and flossing. You should also expect to get a comprehensive periodontal evaluation every year,” he advised. A dental professional can conduct a comprehensive exam to assess your periodontal disease status.
Here at the office of Philip Openshaw DDS we strive to inform and educate our patients on the importance of routine care. You might think “oh its just my cleaning appointment I can put it off” but even waiting another month can allow the plaque to cause decay in your mouth. Call us today to schedule your preventative visit! (209) 524-4763