Whiter Teeth For All!

Both men and women can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our Clapham practice.

Whilst the majority of people who have a teeth whitening procedure at the Confidental Clinic are female, we are seeing an increasing number of men wishing to have it done too.

A lot of marketing in this area appears to be aimed at women, as can be seen from the whitening toothpaste advertisements on TV, so, in today’s blog, we thought we would look at how men too, can benefit from this popular treatment.

Societal changes

You don’t have to go back too far to find a time where many men would have yellow teeth, probably from their early twenties, from smoking. At one time, it would be quite unusual to find a man that didn’t smoke. Naturally, as they became older, their teeth would become heavily stained with tar, often appearing quite yellow. Whilst this may not have been worn as a badge of pride exactly, few people were really concerned about how their teeth looked.

Perhaps things slowly started to change with the introduction of ‘youth culture’. As advertisers realised that there was a new market there, and men became aware of the opportunities available to them, new products started to appear on the market. Some of these enabled men to improve their appearance, something especially important to those in their teenage years and early twenties. Whilst, initially, there may have been a feeling that some of this was a little ‘effeminate’, times change and you would probably find it difficult now, to find many men who don’t use at least some form of male grooming product.

Whiter teeth

Whilst hair and skin products were some of the first to be aimed at younger men, the next step surely has to be to enable them to have a great looking white smile. As fewer and fewer people smoke these days, people’s teeth generally do look nicer than before. But over time though, teeth naturally lose some of their sparkle, partially due to staining food and drinks, but equally due to the darkening of the inner parts of the tooth.

This latter type of discolouration can only be reversed using a teeth whitening procedure such as those offered here at your local dentist in Clapham. Within a week or so, using a convenient whitening method, we are able to restore the whiteness of your teeth by up to eight shades!

Home teeth whitening

At our Clapham dental practice, we offer a custom home whitening treatment that is both safe and effective. Custom-made trays are created from accurate impressions of your teeth – this is important, not only for comfort, but to prevent leaking of the bleaching ingredient which could otherwise cause painful burns to the lips and gums.

The trays are worn for just a few hours a day for a couple of weeks and you will notice a real improvement in the colour of your teeth. If you want to look your best, man or woman, remember that it has been shown that our smile is one of the first thing that people notice about us. So why not make sure that you make a good impression by having whiter teeth?

For more information about this popular cosmetic dental procedure, please call the Confidental Clinic in Clapham on 020 7801 9060.