Surveys show that 80 percent of American men and women between the ages of 18 and 49 want whiter teeth. The $1.4 billion we spend on over-the-counter whitening products each year really drives that point home. When you meet someone new, one of the first things that person notices is your smile. We are also living in a selfie- and profile picture-centered society where our image means more than it ever has in the past to our social and professional life. Here are just eight of the benefits to whiter teeth, based on research:
1. Self-Confidence Boost
It’s amazing the difference patients report feeling after just one professional teeth-whitening session with Dr. Norman. Whiter teeth have been shown to lead to a boost in self-confidence!
2. First Impression
First impressions are so important in the building of relationships socially, romantically and even professionally. The boost of self-confidence you get from whiter teeth allows you to carry yourself better, making for a more positive first impression.
3. Career Enhancement
In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74 percent of those surveyed said they believed a smile not perceived as attractive can harm career progress.
4. Steals the Spotlight
People who are unhappy with other areas of their face such as wrinkles or fine lines often find a whiter smile helps steal the spotlight, keeping the focus on the teeth rather than other areas of the face they’re less happy with.
5. Friendlier Appearance
People who smile more often are perceived as friendlier, according to research. When you whiten your teeth, the boost in your self-confidence often causes you to smile more, making you seem friendly, open and easy to get along with.
6. Better Overall Oral Health
When a patient invests the time and money into teeth whitening (even though it is very affordable and can be done in one short appointment), the results are so exciting they are much more likely to continue to take better care of their teeth in order to make the results last as long as possible. This boost in daily care is great for your teeth and gums.
7. Profile Picture Upgrade
Once you see the results of a professional teeth-whitening treatment, you won’t be able to resist taking new pictures for your social media profiles.
8. Look Younger
Teeth are one of the visual associations we subconsciously make with age. As we age, our teeth are exposed to more potential stains and environmental factors that cause discoloration. Whitening teeth can make you instantly appear younger and more vibrant.
If you’re ready to take your smile, social life and even career to the next level with professional teeth whitening, call us today at (425) 374-1608.