Visiting the Dentist is More Important Than Most Men Realize

DentistAs a dentist in Austin, we know that women are more likely to visit us for preventative care than men. This is in line with the common perception that men are less likely to visit the doctor in general. The Academy of General Dentistry conducted a poll to find out why a lot of men skip out on their appointments. Results for the survey come from dental professionals and patients.

Reasons Men Skip Dental Appointments

Only 5 percent of men do not receive teeth cleanings since they do not have a dentist. Another reason that men may not seek dental care is due to a lack of insurance.

Around 18 percent of men did not see a dentist because they felt like they did not have time to go in. This is a contradiction in perception and reality because not going to the dentist, exposes a person to having a future dental emergency that will typically require a more intensive and time-consuming procedure to correct. On the other hand, regular teeth cleanings only take around an hour, so this is a wiser course of action.

Another 30 percent of men had a dental phobia preventing them from visiting the dentist. We understand that millions of adults suffer from some form of dental anxiety due to a previous bad experience, very often a fear starting in one's childhood. Common or not, dentistry has improved significantly to the point that we can help our patients to relax prior to their procedure and ensure complete comfort during it. With that in mind, there is no need to fear a visit to the dentist.

The largest group, at 45 percent, said that they did not come in because they did not feel like it was necessary. As a dental professional, that is a fairly alarming statistic and shows how important it is to educate people as to why oral health matters. If you fall into this category, this is what you should know. –

Preventative Dental Care Is Important To Men’s Health

Your digestion starts in the mouth so if you have an infection or a lot of plaque, you will eventually be swallowing it and sending it throughout your body. This may be what is causing the connection between heart health and gum health. Researchers find that the plaque on your teeth is the same substance that forms in your arteries, making it clear that it is important to prevent a lot of plaque from building up in your mouth. Simultaneously, they have found that 70 percent of those treated for heart disease also have gum disease, so the connection is a critical one.

We suggest that people also receive teeth cleanings at least twice a year due to how uncomfortable and inconvenient a toothache can be. By simply going to regularly scheduled dentist appointments, both men and women can remain in better oral health.

Our office is conveniently located near William Cannon Dr & West Gate Blvd Intersection. We are just minutes away for people living in areas Slaughter Ln, Brodie Ln, William Cannon Dr, West Gate Blvd, Sunset Valley, Oak Hill, Manchaca, Barton Creek, Lost Creek, Barton Hills, Rolling Wood, South Congress, Emerald Forest, Circle C, Onion Creek Neighborhoods.

If you are driving on West gate Blvd, you can not miss our office, which has a huge sign board Dental Offices. For your convenience, please find the directions to our office.

Coming from South On Mopac Take William Cannon Dr Exit Turn Right (East) On William Cannon Turn Left On West Gate Blvd, Couple of blocks our office on your left.

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Coming from North or Downtown On Mopac Take William Cannon Dr Exit Turn Left(East) On William Cannon Turn Left On West Gate Blvd, Couple of blocks our office on your left

Coming from North or Downtown On I35 Take William Cannon Dr Exit Turn Right(West) On William Cannon Turn Right On West Gate Blvd, Couple of blocks our office on your left.

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