A study done last year by the American Dental Association found that 28 percent of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 34 felt that the appearance of their teeth and mouth undermined their ability to interview for a job. So, does a better smile mean better chances at a successful career? We think so! Here’s why:
Better First Impressions
First impressions are incredibly important, and they begin before you even start your career or apply for that new job. Having a confident, healthy smile has been shown by research to instill feelings of trustworthiness, intelligence and even youth. Head shots on your LinkedIn profile, resumes and even the company website are just a few digital areas where your smile and the first impression it gives off come into play career-wise.
The first step to confidence is feeling good about yourself. It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks if you’re unhappy with yourself. Being self-conscious about your smile makes social and work interactions challenging. But, when you fix the things about your smile that make you self-conscious, your newfound confidence boost changes everything. Countless studies have shown a link between confidence and career advancement, so a boosted confidence level thanks to a new smile could actually mean a lot for your career!
Better Job Performance
Studies have shown that happy employees are better-performing employees. While there are many variables that come into play when considering happiness, especially in the workplace, feeling good about your smile is certainly one less thing to worry about in your interactions with co-workers and superiors. Another reason a healthy smile is good for your job performance? Fewer missed work days due to illness or dental work.
Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Norman
Dr. Norman has been helping patients improve their smiles for years, and her dream team knows just what it takes to get you to where you want to be. If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for your smile, call us today at 425-315-7666.