Bright Smiles & Professional Success: Is There a Correlation?

February 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dudleyfamilydental @ 4:13 pm
Woman smiling during job interview

Whether you’re entering the corporate world, or you’ve put in your dues and are ready to pursue that big promotion, you want to put your best foot forward. Updating your resume, creating a new cover letter, and reviewing popular interview questions are a few things that come to mind, but it’s important not to overlook your smile. After all, a brighter smile can increase your job prospects! Keep reading to learn what the research says about the correlation between the two.

What the Research Says

Although there has been extensive research on the topic, one of the most popular studies simulated the hiring process with two groups: applicants who whitened their teeth beforehand and applicants who had not. The results were considerable:

  • Nearly 60% of participants who whitened their teeth were more likely to be hired
  • 53% of participants who whitened their teeth received a higher offer
  • 65% of participants who whitened their teeth were viewed as being more professional
  • 61% of participants who whitened their teeth were perceived as more confident

What Patients Say

Now that you know what the research says, you might be curious what patients say after whitening their teeth. The short answer is: it helps them feel more confident! Whether they are going to a networking event, going to an important job interview, or meeting an important executive, they aren’t worried about stained, discolored, and brittle-looking teeth. As a result, they smile more, make a great first impression, enjoy a better mood, and create a positive atmosphere wherever they go!

3 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, then the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. That way, they can assess the health of your smile, determine the cause of your discoloration, and review which treatments will give you the results you desire. Most often, it includes one or more of the following:

  • Teeth Whitening – Professional teeth whitening is far superior to store-bought products since they use powerful brightening agents, custom applicators, and personalized treatment plans.
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This cosmetic dental treatment can address stains as well as other small imperfections, like chips, cracks, and gaps – all in one appointment too!
  • Veneers – If your dental discoloration is permanent, then veneers may be recommended instead. The good news is that the results can last for 10 years or more with proper care!

About the Practice

With our team at Dudley Family Dental, achieving your dream smile has never been easier! In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, we use state-of-the-art digital impressions, we have convenient appointment times, and we welcome low-to-no interest dental financing. If you’re ready to take the next step forward, then schedule an appointment with us via our website or by phone at (508) 943-7001.

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