Generation of Smiles - August 2022

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We can all agree gender equality is a good thing, but when it comes to oral health, we have to admit that men and women just aren’t the same. 10

Now, that doesn’t have much to do with the physical aspects of a person’s mouth, male or female. Other than men generally having bigger mouths or jaw structures1 than women, there is no discernable difference in the mouths when it comes to gender. Same mouth. Same gum lines. Same number of teeth. But what is different? Simply put, it’s the risks for oral diseases and complications. These differences are