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Women trump men in terms of dental health, survey shows
Updated: 5/12/2011 6:59:59 PM
 

Women win as far as dental care goes Feminists can check dental health off the list of things that women do better than men, since a recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology indicates that females take better care of their teeth and value dental health more than males.

Researchers surveyed 800 men and women and completed oral exams on all of the participants.

According to the results, females were nearly two times more likely than males to have visited the dentist within the previous year, and these ladies also scheduled the proper follow-up appointments more often than respondents of the opposite gender.

Women also had better indicators of periodontal health, including less dental plaque, calculus and bleeding from the gums. People who have these symptoms are considered to be at high risk for developing gum disease, the researchers noted.

The better oral health scores found among women may be due to practicing quality dental hygiene on a daily basis. The study's findings showed that the so-called fair sex was 26 percent more likely to floss their teeth regularly.

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