Is your smile holding you back? They say people judge you by the clothes you wear or the car you drive. Actually, the most prominent clue is right on your face. Your smile is the first hint people have of you. How genuine and broad your smile is tells people whether you are outgoing, intelligent and employable. A beautiful smile is key. That is especially true in the United States.
A Beautiful Smile is Worth Its Weight in Gold
According to WebMD.com, Americans first look at the mouth to gauge a person’s personality type, mood and employability. It appears to be a cultural nuance of North America, so a good smile and good teeth are an absolute essential for success with people.
“A smile conveys confidence and professionalism,” says Lily T. Garcia, DDS, DDS, MS, FACP, president of the American College of Prosthodontists. People with a beautiful smile project a positive outlook and are generally more open and flexible according to Garcia. They typically cope better than people who don’t smile and seem withdrawn.
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Fairfield Dental Associates is offering FREE TEETH WHITENING (a $450 value) with a completed new patient exam, cleaning and x-rays.
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What Does Your Smile Say About You?
WebMD reports a study that followed a group of women for 30 years which showed the lifetime benefits of smiling. They discovered the women who had genuinely happy smiles in their yearbook pictures actually led happier lives and had happier marriages.
Researchers even had a group of strangers look at these college photos. Once again, the women with the most genuine smiles were judged by the strangers to be more positive and competent.
Your Teeth Speak Volumes Without You Saying a Word
Kelton Global in San Jose, California discovered that –
Straight Teeth = Success: These thoughts also extend to perceptions regarding an individual’s potential for professional and financial success. When looking at images, Americans perceive those with straight teeth to be 45% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a job when competing with someone who has a similar skill set and experience. They are also seen as 58% more likely to be successful, as well as 58% more likely to be wealthy.
Love at First Sight: Not if you have crooked teeth. When it comes to attracting a possible mate on a dating site, those with straight teeth are seen as 57% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a date based on their picture alone.
Crooked Teeth = Dull Social Life: Nearly two in five (38%) Americans would consider not going on a second date with someone who has misaligned teeth. Far fewer would ditch someone who lives with his or her parents (23%).
Straight Teeth = Good Personality: People connect more positive descriptions with men and women who have straight teeth than those who have crooked teeth. Those with straight teeth are 21% more likely to be seen as happy, 47% more likely to be viewed as being healthy and 38% more likely to be perceived as smart.
A Nice Smile Goes a Long Way: Nearly three in four (73%) Americans would be more likely to trust someone with a nice smile than someone with a good job, outfit, or car.
Beautiful Teeth Spell Success
The facts are if you are self-conscious about your smile, it can hold you back. You will be inhibited and focused on what people are seeing rather than what is important. Fairfield Dental Associates are experts in transforming the lackluster smile into something you can be proud of. We can consult with you on your best alternatives to create the beautiful smile you will want to share. It’s the best self-confidence money can buy!