Men: Here’s What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Mouth Healthy | Karishma Sheth DDS

Gentlemen, prioritizing dental examinations and treatment is crucial for your overall health. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), men lose an average of 5 teeth by the age of 72, with this number significantly rising to 12 for smokers. Here at Luxe Dental Arts, led by Dr. Karishma Sheth DDS, we emphasize the importance of maintaining oral health to defy the odds stacked against men.

Understanding the Basics
Men are predisposed to periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and throat cancer more than women. Shockingly, 45% of surveyed men by the AGD believed that dental visits were unnecessary. This misconception is alarming given the increased susceptibility men have to oral health issues. Regular visits to Luxe Dental Arts aid in early problem detection and prompt intervention.

Identifying Risk Factors
Various medications can directly impact dental health, while others may lead to dry mouth, a condition detrimental to saliva production necessary for enamel strength. Additionally, smoking or using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, heightens the risk of oral cancer and other dental issues. Sports enthusiasts, especially in contact sports like football or hockey, should invest in mouth guards to shield their teeth. Moreover, limiting consumption of energy and sports drinks, which contain acids and sugars, is advisable to prevent decay.

Combatting Periodontal Disease
Men face an elevated risk of developing periodontal disease due to the accumulation of hardened plaque, known as tartar, on teeth and gums. This condition not only inflames gums but also increases the likelihood of strokes, heart attacks, and diabetic complications. If you notice redness, bleeding, or soreness in your gums, promptly schedule an appointment with Luxe Dental Arts. Our experienced dental team, under the leadership of Dr. Karishma Sheth DDS, will evaluate your gum health and tailor a treatment plan accordingly.

Home Care Practices
While our office provides comprehensive dental examinations and cleanings, maintaining good oral hygiene at home is equally vital. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, using an appropriate toothpaste. Unsure about the best toothpaste for you? Feel free to consult our team. Additionally, incorporating dental floss into your daily routine complements brushing, enhancing oral hygiene and facilitating smoother visits to our office.

Men, your smile is a reflection of your overall health, so prioritize its care. Adopting proper brushing and flossing habits, limiting sugary and acidic drinks, and steering clear of tobacco products are essential steps in preserving your oral health. Regular visits to Luxe Dental Arts ensure your smile remains radiant and healthy.

For further guidance on maintaining oral health or to schedule your next dental examination, reach out to Luxe Dental Arts today. Your smile deserves nothing but the best care!

Luxe Dental Arts of Sugar Land
Phone: 281-969-7456
18318 University Blvd, Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX 77479