Men: Here’s What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Mouth Healthy | Dr. Lincoln Chamberlain

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Men: Here’s What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Mouth Healthy | Dr. Lincoln Chamberlain

Dentist Nazareth


Gentlemen, dental care is just as crucial for you as it is for anyone else. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), men lose an average of 5 teeth by age 72, and this number spikes to 12 for smokers. Let’s delve into what you need to know to maintain optimal oral health. Dr. Lincoln Chamberlain and our team at Nazareth Family Dental are here to guide you through.

Understanding the Basics
Men are more prone to periodontal (gum) disease and have a higher risk of oral and throat cancers compared to women. Shockingly, 45% of men surveyed by the AGD felt they didn’t need dental visits. Regular visits to our office can help identify issues early on, preventing potential complications.

Identifying Risk Factors
Certain medications can impact teeth directly or cause side effects like dry mouth, which weakens enamel. Smoking, chewing tobacco, and vaping increase the risk of oral cancer. If you’re active in sports like football or hockey, protect your teeth with a mouthguard. Limiting energy and sports drinks, high in acids and sugars, also aids in preventing decay.

Combatting Periodontal Disease
Men are at higher risk for gum disease, which results from plaque buildup hardening into tartar. This can lead to gum inflammation and serious health issues like strokes and heart attacks. If you notice red, bleeding, or sore gums, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. Our skilled team will assess your gum health and recommend a suitable treatment plan.

At-Home Oral Care
While our office provides comprehensive examinations and cleanings, maintaining good oral hygiene at home is equally important. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time using appropriate toothpaste. If unsure, consult our team for recommendations. Don’t forget to floss regularly to remove plaque and debris between teeth.

Take Charge of Your Oral Health
Ensure you’re taking the necessary steps to care for your teeth. Reduce your risk of decay and disease by cutting back on sugary drinks, avoiding tobacco, and staying updated on medications. Make regular visits to our office a habit to keep your smile healthy and bright.

For additional tips on oral health or to schedule your next dental examination, reach out to Nazareth Family Dental today. Your smile deserves the best care.

Nazareth Family Dental
Phone: (610) 759-4323
Url: https://nazarethfamilydental.com/
584 Nazareth Pike
Nazareth, PA 18064

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 584 Nazareth Pike
Nazareth, PA 18064

(610) 759-4323

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Tuesday: 9AM–6PM
Wednesday: 8AM–5PM
Thursday: 8AM–5PM
Friday: Specialized procedures and surgeries by appointment only.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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