When it comes to dental care, men and women aren't quite the same. Although both should both be concerned about cavities, gum disease and other common oral care issues, there are some big differences between them.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, men are more likely to neglect their oral health – increasing their risk for cavities, tooth loss and gum disease. There is also a higher rate of cardiac disease among men than women, with 70 to 89 percent of sudden heart problems occurring in men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This increased risk means they are more likely to take medications that can cause dry mouth or oral issues. Men might confront these types of challenges frequently in their dental care, but they also have just as many options to protect their mouths.