“Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you!” – Annie Get Your Gun
The battle of the sexes has been a long lasting tug of war over who does what better. Now, that battle has moved into the bathroom and on to oral health.
So who takes better care of their teeth, men or women?
According to a study by the British Dental Health Foundation, 35% of men regularly skip brushing at night! But not so fast ladies, because in contrast that number is 59% for women.
Another study done by the Journal of Periodontology shows that woman are almost twice as likely to go to their regular dental examinations as men. Women also tend to take the dentist’s advice regarding future treatment. Makes sense, right ladies!
So without a clear winner – hey! It’s only fair – we can say that everyone can do a little better to maintain his or her oral health. After all, a healthy smile promotes a healthy body.
Here are some more fun facts about oral health practices:
• Blue toothbrushes are the most popular color among both men and women!
• Women smile about 62 times a day compared to men who only smile about 8 times a day on average; and kids really know how to grin and bear it – they smile about 400 times per day.
• If you are left-handed you tend to chew most of your food on the left side, if you’re right-handed, vice versa.