Sometimes it’s hard to prompt your man to action, even if that action will benefit him in the long run. Getting your man to the dentist would definitely fall into that this-is-slightly-difficult category.
For your guy—heck, for gals too—having dental work done is sort of like buying a new car or running a marathon—he might want to do it, but he will probably put it off because he doesn't think it's possible or it's just not at the forefront of his mind. But as you know, that's what girlfriends and wives are for! We kid, but only a little bit. Research has shown that men are less likely than women to see the doc. So give your guy a tiny nudge in the dentistry direction with help from our partners at TopDentists.com, who have simple fixes for tons of common dental problems. They provide the details, we provide the guide, and you provide the man.
Of course, dental problems are by no means limited to men, so ladies, if you're having any issues with your teeth, these solutions will work for you too. Who knew a dazzling smile was so attainable? Can Better Teeth Lead To A Better Love Life?
Problem: Yellow teeth.
Solution: Laser bleaching.
Most people's teeth aren't natually movie-star white—but they can be. In about the time it would take to go to the grocery store or watch a basketball game, a dental pro can transform discolored teeth into a grin so blinding it'll be time for a sunglasses alert. (OK, so you probably can't cause passersby permanent injury by flashing those pearly whites... But his teeth will be really white.) One trip. Two hours. It's that easy.
Problem: Stained teeth.
Solution: Custom-fit tray whitening.
Starbucks can cause some major damage, beyond the inevitable caffeine crash: Too much mocha can lead to serious stains. A whitening tray is the fix. It's the most common whitening procedure available because it's relatively inexpensive and easy. A dentist will fit your man with a custom tray for the bleaching gel, which he'll wear one to two hours a day for just a couple weeks. And voila! Beautiful smile. Then just remind him to lighten up on the lattes for the future to preserve that gorgeous grin.
Problem: Crooked teeth.
If your guy would love to straighten his smile but missed the boat on the metal mouth of yesteryear (remember how fun that was?), then introduce him to Invisalign®. Yes, invisible braces. He can gradually get that flawless smile without anyone even knowing he’s having work done. We're happy it exists and all, but we're also a little peeved. Why didn’t they have Invisalign® when we took our forays into orthodontia in junior high? We imagine it would have come in handy.
Problem: Decayed or gapped teeth.
Solution: Dental composites and tooth bonding.