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Connecticut State Dental Association Celebrates National Men’s Health Month

The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) celebrates National Men’s Health Month by reminding Connecticut residents of the importance of dental and oral healthcare to maintain overall health. It is well known by many that good oral health can increase the chances of a happier, healthier life.

The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) celebrates National Men’s Health Month by reminding Connecticut residents of the importance of dental and oral healthcare to maintain overall health. It is well known by many that good oral health can increase the chances of a happier, healthier life.

“The CSDA is committed to improving the oral health of all of Connecticut’s residents. In particular, we are advocating to groups who are less aware of the risks associated with neglecting their dental health or people who are aware, but remain hesitant to seek dental care,” said Dr. William Nash, CSDA President. “Studies have shown that men are not keeping up with their oral health, and we are working to address this trend.”

The CSDA urges residents to maintain quality dental health, as not doing so could lead to damaging effects to overall health. Tobacco use, whether smoking or chewing, increases the risk for oral diseases such as cancer. Research suggests that men are affected twice as much as women and 95% of oral cancer cases occur in people over 40 years of age. It is imperative that tobacco users utilize frequent dental cleanings to ensure a high level of oral health, as well as overall well-being. It is also important to have oral cancer screenings. This screening can take place during your regular dental visit. Talk with your dentist to learn more.

Brushing with toothpaste that contains fluoride, as well as flossing daily, regular dentist visits and eating nutritious foods are among the simple steps to take to maintain a healthy mouth.

“It is a top priority of the CSDA to ensure that people understand the link between oral health and overall health, and to educate people of the easy steps to take to avoid these complications,” said Dr. Nash. “With the increased awareness provided by National Men’s Health Month, the CSDA viewed this month as an ideal time to reiterate the importance of preventing decay and infection. This is all a part of our greater continuing efforts to educate residents and their loved ones on the dangers of neglecting their oral health.”

About the Connecticut State Dental Association
With approximately 2,500 members, including dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) advocates for the public’s health and promotes the profession of dentistry. The CSDA is the trusted leader and voice for oral health care in Connecticut. For more information about the CSDA, visit the Association's website at www.csda.com.

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