Middle-Aged Men and Gum Disease
There are a lot of risk-factors when it comes to getting gum disease. Some can be genetic and some can be situational (smoking, bad oral health, etc). When considering some of the causes, according to a new study, age and gender are a part of the list of influences.
More specifically, it could be possible that middle-aged men could be at a higher risk to have gum disease. They found a higher rate of gum disease with men 45 to 65, who were not active and mostly worked sitting throughout the day, than their younger, more active counterparts. To be exact, "lazy" middle-aged men are 40% more likely to develop problems with their gum health.
If you think you might have gum disease, check out these 7 signs. If you have any of the above symptoms, call Dr. Versman, Dr. Heller, and Dr. Beckman as soon as possible at 303-755-4500 to schedule an appointment or use our easy online contact form.
Remember, the earlier you treat periodontal disease, the easier it is to control.