Oral health problems like stained or missing teeth could be holding you back in your career – but it’s not only about how people see you.
Cosmetic dentistry can also help you feel your best, so you smile confidently in your next job interview or overcome your self-consciousness to nail an important presentation.
If you’re undecided about about getting professional teeth whitening or other cosmetic procedures, take a moment to consider the benefits of saying yes to a better smile:
Better First Impressions
When you interview for a job or meet a new client, first impressions can be everything. With a healthy smile that you love to show off, you can make that impression a positive one.
In fact, people are more likely to remember positive attributes of your appearance than negative ones. When people notice your bright smile and remember you, you’re in better position to get hired, close a sale, and make career-building connections.
Feeling More Confident
Do you keep your mouth closed because of embarrassment over stained or crooked teeth? Let’s be honest: people can tell that you are uncomfortable.
Cosmetic dentistry can give you back the confidence to smile, and that makes you more comfortable and relaxed while doing your job. Greater confidence helps you lead a team, assist customers, network with colleagues, and move your career forward.
Improved Job Performance
Unfortunately, oral health can impact job performance in almost any industry. About half of business owners surveyed admit that they are less likely to do business with someone who has bad dental health.
In another study, 74 percent of people said they believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s career. Even if appearances don’t matter in your profession, your career opportunities are clearly impacted by the way you feel and present yourself, as well as the way others perceive you.
Look Younger and Friendlier
With great oral hygiene, regular visits to the dentist, and maybe even cosmetic dentistry, you can enjoy a smile that ages well. Beautiful teeth help you defy age, and if you work with younger people or find yourself on the job market mid-career, you want to come across as young and energetic.
Teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures offer an easy and affordable route to rejuvenating your appearance. More significant procedures like implants and veneers can even undo years of poor dental health and deliver a natural, youthful smile right away.
How to Smile Your Way to Success
Even with daily brushing and flossing, many of us need to take extra steps to achieve the best results. From genetics to coffee drinking, our lives often lead to stained teeth and crooked smiles.
Cosmetic dentistry can give you the advantage you need to overcome oral health problems:
- Whitening to reverse years of stains with lasting results.
- Porcelain veneers to hide gaps, chips, and discoloration.
- Invisalign to properly align teeth without requiring visible braces.
- Implants to replace missing or broken teeth and fill in gaps.
Have you been putting off cosmetic dentistry?
Don’t be left wondering “what if?” when it comes to your career — contact My Family Dentistry for a consultation to help discover how we can help put your smile to work!
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