The Movember Movement, the annual grow-a-mustache campaign, is in its 13th year. To date, they’ve funded over 1,200 projects and have 20 partners in 21 countries. By 2030, their goal is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. All over the world, clean-shaven men growing mustaches all-month long, encouraging conversation about men’s health.
And let’s face it men can use all the help they can get. Men are less likely then women to make dental or medical appointments. In fact bros are known to neglect their oral health for years, according to Delta Dental.
Here are the undeniable facts, according to research:
- The average man is less likely to brush his teeth after every meal.
- The average man is less likely to brush his teeth twice a day.
- Men are more likely to have untreated dental decay than woman.
Making things doubly worse, this lapse in dental care spills over into their overall health.
Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States accounting for about 1 in 4 deaths according to the Center For Disease Control. With men already more likely to develop heart disease, maintaining good oral health is a good way to reduce the risk.
Cancer.net reported that rates of oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer are nearly twice as high in men as women, with an estimated 7,760 men dying from one of these diseases in 2020. But with early diagnosis and treatment, the survival rate is 80-90%. Oral cancer screening is a simple procedure that can easily and quickly be done during a regular dental exam.
A study by The Journal Of Sexual Medicine showed erectile dysfunction occurs in almost twice as many men with gum disease. Another study from The Journal of Sexual Medicine showed men in their thirties with gum disease were 3X more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. That information alone should be enough to encourage guys to floss like a boss!
At Gallery57Dental we are all about spreading the word on the importance of maintaining oral and overall health. Join us in supporting this worthwhile cause!