How Teeth Whitening May Make You More Successful at Work

Posted on: August 22, 2014

Teeth WhiteningAs a dentist, we know that teeth whitening can make a drastic improvement to how someone looks.  Now, a University of California study highlights why that is so important.  They conducted a study to find out if being attractive actually does make people more successful or help them to receive favorable treatment.  The reality is that being attractive does make people more successful.  In fact, the study found that attractive people made 12% more than their peers.  This can add up to a lot of money over the course of a lifetime.  This group also received more favorable reviews than people who were considered average looking or unattractive.What does this mean for the average person?  Match.com has the answer.  They polled 5,000 people and found that both men and women found a beautiful smile to be the most attractive quality in someone.  In other words, by making smiles beautiful we are statistically making people more attractive.  Oral-B confirmed this with their study that documented how a beautiful smile makes someone 20% more attractive than the general population.The good news is that turning an ordinary smile into a beautiful one doesn’t take a lot of money or years in the gym.  We can transform our patient’s smiles with a variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques. Teeth whitening is typically the first thing that we recommend because it is affordable and simple while producing dramatic results.  Professional whitening solutions can whiten teeth by up to eight shades, so the results are stunning.  Often, when this procedure is completed patients love their smile so much that they don’t need additional cosmetic dentistry work.The process starts by scheduling a dental appointment.  During the appointment, we will make a mold of a patient’s teeth so that a custom whitening tray can be created.  It is made out of plastic and designed to fit snuggly and securely around the teeth.  This way when the whitening solution is placed into the trays, they will stay in place, and there won’t be any leakage.  This is a big improvement over drug store solutions that frequently become loose.After the trays are completed, we give patients professional quality whitening solution to place inside of them.  By wearing them for a couple of hours a day for a week or so, teeth become brighter and more beautiful.  Patients control how white their teeth become by stopping the procedure once they reach the desired shade of white.  This is an excellent way for patients to whiten their teeth while still feeling like their smile is their own.  Those that want faster results can achieve them with our in-office Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedure that can be completed in under an hour.Based on the research, it is clear that a beautiful smile is an excellent way to improve a person’s opportunities at work and potentially their social life.  A beautiful smile is the number one thing that makes someone attractive and teeth whitening is an excellent place to start.  Schedule your appointment today, so that your smile can become more radiant and you can reap the benefits that only a beautiful smile can provide.