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Men’s Health: What You Need to Know

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According to studies from the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, men are more likely to neglect their oral health, especially when it comes to preventative care. Women are more apt to brush twice a day and brush after meals compared to men. It comes to no surprise, therefore, that men are also more likely to suffer from gum disease. Considering that gum disease has been strongly linked to heart disease and stroke, this statistic should be taken more seriously.

While all men need to follow diligent oral hygiene and preventative dental care, there are certain men who are at even high risk for dental problems. If you fall into one or more of the following categories, you’ll need to speak with your dentist about some extra measures you can take to protect your oral health:

Men who have dry mouth.
One of the most common culprits to dry mouth is from medication. Certain antidepressants and blood pressure medicines can lower your saliva production. Without enough saliva in your mouth to rinse away bacteria and neutralize acids, you may be at a greater risk for decay and gum disease. While you may not be able to stop taking your medications, your dentist can instruct you on some things you can take to combat dry mouth.
Men who smoke.
Actually, any form of tobacco use (smoking or chewing tobacco) greatly increases your risk for a host of oral health problems, from tooth stains and bad breath to gum disease and oral cancer. If not diagnosed and treated early, oral cancer can be deadly.
Men who are athletic.
While it is great to be active through all stages of life, it is also important to protect your smile during your adventures, especially when it comes to high contact sports. Mouth injuries are all too common and can lead to irreversible tooth damage. The best and easiest way to prevent dental injury during sports is to have your dentist make a custom mouthguard.

At Mitzi Morris DMD, we understand the unique oral health risks associated with age and gender. If you are a male patient, we will carefully consider your likelihood of developing gum disease, decay, oral cancer and other oral health problems so that we can recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. At the end of the day, however, it is imperative that both men and women seek the preventive dental care they need and deserve.

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 678-459-2990

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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