Men oral health care is just as important as women oral health care however, men are less likely then women to take care of their oral health needs. Even though good oral health as been linked with longevity, the common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely then women to seek preventive dental care from a dentist and often neglect their oral health for years. Only visiting a dentist when larger dental issues arises from neglect. According to oral health statistics men will lose 5.4 teeth by the age of 72 and are more likely to develop oral and throat cancer as well as periodontal disease.