As a society, Americans have historically tended to associate a concern for one’s personal appearance with women. For men, caring too much about the way you looked threw your masculinity into question. In recent years, however, that way of thinking is changing. Men are becoming more aware of how their appearance directly affects both their confidence and their interpersonal relationships. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in the cosmetic dentistry business.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, men have been visiting the dentist in force in recent years, but they’re not going in for checkups. They’re more interested in cosmetic dental procedures. Individual motivation for seeking the advice of a cosmetic dentist may vary from guy to guy but, in general, they want to look younger, healthier, and more confident. As our struggling economy causes more aging Baby Boomers to remain in the workforce, the need to stay professionally viable prompts many men to seek out cosmetic dental procedures, such a teeth whitening or gum lifts, to help them appear more youthful and robust.
Men recognize that a self-assured, attractive smile can help them in romantic, social, and professional situations. Even more importantly, men are beginning to accept that taking care of your appearance doesn’t mean you’re vain or less masculine. It means you care about the health and well-being of your body. Your dentist would agree with this idea. Whether they need a cleaning, have a toothache, or want to talk about getting veneers, men just need to make sure they see a dentist on a regular basis. An at-home dental care regimen is good, but it doesn’t get the whole job done. Only dental professionals can identify and treat oral health concerns such as gum disease and tooth decay. So, by all means, get the veneers. But you might want to let your dentist take a look at those gums while he’s in there.
Yes, men do want porcelain veneers
Dr. Fondriest wants to assure you that the ladies love a bright, sexy smile. Your boss might appreciate it, too. A 60045 cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest proudly offers cosmetic dentistry services to patients from Lake Forest and the North Shore suburbs near Chicago.