, /PRNewswire/ -- From heart disease to erectile dysfunction, the impacts of poor dental care among men can have health impacts far more serious than a toothache.
For Men's Health Month this June, Delta Dental ofwants men across the state to know more about the connection between oral health and a variety of health concerns they may not typically associate with dental care.
The unfortunate fact is that less than 50 percent of men brush twice a day and are less likely to seek preventative care until the problem is too painful (and likely too far gone) before seeing a dentist – leading to a variety of dental-related health concerns:
"Periodontal disease is a chronic, inflammatory infection characterized by the destruction of bone that supports your teeth," notes Dr., Dental Director for Delta Dental of . "Current research suggests chronic inflammation in the mouth may link periodontal disease with an increased risk for developing a variety of systemic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and impotence."
The good news is that men do have some control over these health concerns. By simply having healthy teeth and gums, they can reduce their overall risks and improve their overall health.
For more information on the importance of oral care and tips to make your oral health routine the strongest it can be visitwww.deltadentalwa.com/oralhealthandwellness.