Oral Hygiene: Men & Women Differences

Everyone is given the same basic advice for at-home oral hygiene, but what about the differences between genders? If you have ever wondered the best way to care for your teeth, right down to your x or y chromosomes, read below. We have compiled the common differences and troubles both genders face with their teeth and gums.


Have more questions about creating the perfect oral hygiene routine at home and/or for your mouth’s unique concerns? Visit the team at Parkland Mall Dental Centre. We can get your teeth clean and healthy with our range of family dental services.


Battle of the Smiles: Oral Health and Gender

Here are some of the most common differences men and women face when taking care of their teeth and overall oral health:

  • Periodontal Disease – Men win…or lose, depending on how you look at it, with more gum disease on average. Also known as gum disease, this condition can develop rapidly and without any side effects or obvious symptoms. It results in breakdown of gum and bone tissue around your teeth, making them loose with a potential for tooth loss. Risk for developing periodontal problems increases if you by smoke, chew tobacco, have crooked teeth, defective fillings, or have diabetes, or take steroid medications.
  • Regular Dental Checkups – Women take the win in this category, which may explain the point above! In general, females are more likely to visit the dentist on a regular basis and thus encounter fewer oral health problems. The dental problems that they do encounter can be treated proactively or quickly by their Red Deer dentist.
  • Saliva Production – Women may have better habits, but they also have a higher risk for tooth decay. This is likely related to lower saliva production that is associated with hormonal changes women experience. Spit helps keep clean teeth and limit bacteria development, which can reduce the formation of cavities and tooth decay.


Book a Dental Checkup with Your Red Deer Dentist

No matter your age or gender, Parkland Mall Dental Centre would be happy to help you care for your teeth. We are currently accepting new dental patients and are here to support your oral health. From teeth cleaning to at-home care tips and dental emergency appointments, our clinic can support your dental hygiene needs. Contact us to learn more about our Red Deer dental clinic.


Contact Parkland Mall Dental Centre today to take better care of your teeth, whether you are a man or woman. Dial 403-342-1118 to book your appointment or fill out our online contact form. You will be sure to hear back from one of our team members shortly.


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