Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Men: Looking for a better Job?

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    Men: Looking for a better job? Start by visiting the dentist.
    An online poll of 289 general dentist & consumers confirm the traditional stereotype that men are less likely to visit the dentist than their female counterparts,according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education.
    Why? Nearly 45% of respondents felt that men don't see a need to go to the dentist,& about 30% of those polled reported that men may not visit the dentist because they are afraid or embarrassed to go. Almost 18% revealed that men just do not have the time for a dental visit, and about 5% felt that men don't even have a regular dentist.
    In my practice, more men are coming in & requesting cosmetic procedures such as bleaching,bonding's and veneers.  Many have noticed the positive effects from co-workers improved smile and realize that a great smile has a lot of value in the business world.
    In the past, men worked for one or more employers throughout a lifetime & many did not think about the way their overall appearance affected their professional life. Unfortunately today, with lay-offs and company closings,today middle-aged men are competing for jobs  with younger  men, making appearance a higher priority in their lives.
    Healthy & pleasant smiles!
    Taking a back seat to new cosmetic concerns for men is the increase awareness of the overall health of seeing a dentist on a regular basis (@ least every six months for their recare appointment).   Many times after a men come back to the dentist & recognize the value of proper maintenance & biannual checkups they understand they are the key to improving  the way one looks and feels.

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