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Women on top of care

WOMEN are more proactive than
their male counterparts at seeking
medical help and booking regular
dental check-ups, according to a
new study published in the Journal
of Periodontology.
Published last month, the study
looked at the answers of over 800
participants aged between 18-19,
as well as results from oral
examinations and found that, in
general, young women had better
periodontal health than men.
In addition women were twice as
likely to have scheduled a dental
check-up in the past 12 months
than men, and had a greater
understanding of what oral health
entails.
Other findings of the study
included that women were 26%
more likely than males to floss daily.