Last month, we celebrated Mother’s Day with some good advice for moms. We’d be remiss if we didn’t show up for Father’s Day with equally valuable stuff. So very quickly, before we get to the good stuff:

• According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), men are more likely to miss dental visits due to work, forgetfulness or stubbornness.

• The AGD also found that men brush their teeth less regularly than women.

Given the two points above, it’s not surprising that the AGD found 34% of men between ages 30 and 54 have gum disease, compared to just 23% of women. Also, dry mouth and serious periodontal issues are more common in men.

• Men are at a higher risk for HPV than women according to a University of Texas study.

So, guys, do the simple things right. Brush twice a day even if you don’t feel like it. Floss once a day, even if you think it’s a pain to either do or remember. And if you haven’t booked your next appointment? Get on it. But before you do, some Dental Dad Humour:

Father’s Day Bad Dental Jokes

Q: What did the frequent patient say to the dentist when checking in?

A: I’ve been here before. I know the drill.

Q: What is the best time to schedule a dental exam?

A: Tooth-hurty.

Q: What do you call a dentist who isn’t a fan of tea?

A: Denis.

Q: Why did the smartphone need tooth whitening?

A: It had a little bluetooth that need to be taken care of.

Q: Why did the King schedule a dentist appointment?

A: He needed a new crown.

Q: Why did the dentist leave the airport?

A: He was afraid of the cavity search.

Q: Why did the deer need braces?

A: Buck teeth.

Q: What do dentists call their x-rays?

A: Tooth pics.

Here’s wishing a Happy Father’s Day to our patients, friends, and family from all of us at Finney Family Dental!

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