Periodontal disease is seen more often in men than in women. This may be because men are less likely to visit the dentist routinely – and tend only to go when they notice pain or a major problem – or because men have higher levels of plaque, calculus (tartar) and bleeding, which are all risk factors for gum disease.
Periodontal health in men is extremely important since it is an important part of maintaining overall health. Men’s periodontal health has been shown to have a correlation to prostate health, diabetes, heart disease, and various cancers.
You can read more about the correlation between periodontal disease and men’s overall health here.
Contact us to schedule a periodontal evaluation to improve your oral health and reduce your risk of disease development.