Smiles and Success: The Correlation Between Your Grin and Your Job

added on: January 20, 2016

We’d all like to believe we were hired for our brains, our passion for the job, and because we were the best fit all around. Unfortunately, that’s not always true. Everyone at my Chapel Hill dental office wants you to know that, while it may sound incredibly superficial, the way you look can affect your ability to get a job or advance your career.

What’s in a Smile?

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), nearly 75% of all Americans believe an unattractive smile can negatively affect professional advancement. That makes your grin quite a powerful tool. A smile can say, or at least allude to, a lot about who you are. What’s your’s saying about you?

Your Smile vs. Your Clothes

The main thing that can make a difference in a job interview is, in fact, your smile. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also true. The research doesn’t lie. Around 75% of Americans are more likely to trust those with attractive smiles than those who wear fancy clothes or drive expensive cars. And when you’re talking about landing a job, you need to convince the hiring manager that you’re trustworthy. Is your smile saying that?

You Can Fix It

If your smile is lying about you and your ability to be an awesome employee, it’s time to consider fixing it. With the advancements in dental technology, there are plenty of treatments available, and there’s one just for you. Some of those options include:

  • Tooth whitening to take away any stains or discoloration. Just remember to talk to your dentist in Chapel Hill first.
  • Veneers to cover imperfections quickly and easily, giving you a natural look and a beautiful, white smile.
  • Implants to replace a missing tooth or even several missing teeth. Not only do these restorations replace tooth itself, they also replace the root. This makes implants a strong, permanent tooth replacement solution.
  • Tooth-colored fillings. Metal amalgam fillings are becoming obsolete and are rarely used anymore. But if you have some old restorations, you may notice a darkened appearance that tends to go along with metal fillings. Consider replacing these with white, tooth-colored ones to brighten your look.  

If it’s time to explore getting the smile that tells the truth about you, give my Chapel Hill dental office a call. We’ll conduct an initial exam, get to know you as a person, and discuss what you’d like your smile to look like. We will then work together to determine the best treatment for you and be with you every step of the way. Don’t keep your smile, or your career, waiting. Call us today!

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