It’s become evident in oral health studies that perhaps the single most dangerous factor to a man’s oral health is his attitude. In short, men routinely take the “strong, silent” approach, seeing their dentist or doctor less frequently than women, and often only when there is a serious problem.

For instance, in Health Canada's Report on the Findings of the Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey 2007-2009, women were more likely than men to brush their teeth twice a day (80.9% to 65.4%) and floss at least five times a week (36.2% to 20.3). The survey also revealed women were more likely to visit a dentist at least once per year for check-ups or treatment (76.6% vs. 71.9.2%).

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