Men and Oral Health

Dentists in Alexandria VA

Oral health care is important to everyone, yet, according to surveys, men are more likely to ignore their oral heath than women. In honor of Father’s Day, Green Dental of Alexandria would like to encourage all men to make their oral health a priority. Good oral health has been linked with longevity – what better encouragement could there be? However, according to dentists across the United States, men are less likely to visit the dentist for preventive dental care and often wait until there is an oral issue before making a dental appointment. At Green Dental of Alexandria, we want our patients to find value in visiting the dentist’s office and to feel comfortable doing so. We want to be the dental practice that you trust for the dental healthcare needs of your entire family – including the men in your life.

Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues that men face as a direct result of not visiting the dentist regularly. Periodontal disease is caused by plaque building up on the gum line and attacking the teeth and gums. Plaque is filled with acid producing bacteria that attacks the enamel of the teeth and infects the gums. Irreversible damage can occur from periodontal disease, causing men to lose their teeth – which brings about a whole host of other dental issues. It has been proven that a link exists between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, and because men experience cardiovascular disease at a higher percentage than women, this should be a huge wake up call to men who put off going to the dentist twice a year. Other risk factors for dental health issues include tobacco use, medications taken regularly, and participation in sports.

Green Dental of Alexandria is a gentle dental practice that strives to provide the highest quality dental healthcare possible in an atmosphere that is relaxing and comfortable for our patients. We know that many men tend to put off all types of preventive health measures, but we want to encourage them not to. So many health issues can be related back to the mouth – which is why promoting optimal oral health care is an essential part of living well.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

Patient Reviews

Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 4 reviews

Jennifer B.

I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!

Stephen Johnson

Top shelf dental care. Convenient location via METRO/King Street Station. Patient's dental chair features back massage capability along with TV viewing (CNN). Dr. Hye Park is very smooth. Dental experience beyond compare. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now.

Caryl Mussenden

Once again, even the cleaning was uneventful. Love being able to look outside while I'm in the chair. Dr. Park has the most gentle & tiny hands ! Love this place and the staff.