It’s not a secret; men don’t like to go to the doctor – or the dentist for that matter, as much as women do. Something about allowing someone access to their frailties hits a nerve that doesn’t jive with stereotypical masculine mantra. Too often the excuse, “I’ll be fine” or “If it gets worse I’ll have it looked at” turns into a diagnosis instead of a promise. Recent research, however, shows that this attitude might be changing, and more men are lining up at their local dentist’s office.
The research suggests that more men are becoming aware of how a white set of teeth is directly related to personal success. For many people (including potential employers), a brighter smile means a more trustworthy person. Many at-home solutions are out there, such as whitening toothpaste, whitening-strips, and dentist-supervised custom- made bleaching trays – the latter of which Men’s Health Magazine calls the most effective.
At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD can help you with all the already-mentioned whitening techniques. But if take-home remedies aren’t working for your teeth, you may be interested in our men’s cosmetic dentistry services. A more aggressive, dramatic approach to getting you the smile you deserve, this process may include veneers, crowns, Invisalign, or cosmetic bonding – depending on your situation.
The truth is, men stand to gain just as much from a healthy smile as women do. If you’re still unsure if you want to take the step to cosmetic dentistry, just request a free consultation, where Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD and her staff can explain what a customized plan for you might look like.