The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (or AACD) conducted a survey in 2007 in which they had participants look at before and after photos concerning dental health. The before photos depicted people with teeth that were slightly yellow, chipped, crooked, and so on. Then, they showed images of teeth that were fixed. Participants later rated the people based on their impressions of them and the numbers were telling. Every category increased in the perception of the fixed teeth photos. For example, the participants assumed the people with cosmetic dentistry to be 28% more attractiveness and 20% richer.
These numbers show that people judge you differently by the look of your teeth. Your social life will change after getting dental care. In addition to that, there are many health benefits as well. Just getting a teeth whitening, teeth implants or any other type of cosmetic dentistry can improve not only your social standing, but also your inert health. Here is a list of 7 benefits to cosmetic dentistry and why you should go to a dental office today.
- You’ll Eat Better
Since we first talked about the change in social perception of you, let’s next talk about a change you’ll find in your diet and eating experience. After strengthening your teeth you might find that eating is a more pleasant engagement. Bite into that steak with no fear of hurting a chipped too. Eat that soft serve ice cream with pride. Enjoy your food.
- Gloat about taking great photos
Another benefit to having nicer teeth is that you can have more confidence taking photos. Whether it’s an official photo such as a graduation picture or a driver’s license, you can take pride (and gloat a little) in the fact that your smile makes the shot great. Plus, in our digital age full of social media, you have the equipment necessary to succeed.
- Go on More Dates
The next benefit is the idea that you are now going to get a lot more dates. As with the survey explained earlier, people tend to see others with fixed teeth as more attractive. In fact, around 96% of adults believe that the opposite sex love people with an attractive smile. So, smile away and go get them you Casanova, you.
- Become an Entertainer
Just like stated earlier, society loves attractive people and love to talk about them as if they’re royalty. Having a great smile can help you enter the entertainment business. Of course, you’ll need some sort of talent, but lets be honest. Lately, the celebs popping up out of no where are more looks and connections than talent. You could be one of them!
- Have a Healthier/Happier Life
This point does not just talk about the result of all of the benefits explained already, but is in itself a singular benefit. Having a good smile improves your social life, yes, but its the smile with those new teeth that does the real trick. For instance, you’ll start smiling more often and the more you smile the happier you’ll be. In fact, even fake smiling can boost your mood. Smiling also relieves stress and lowers blood pressure. All of this is possible because when you smile you release endorphins, serotonin, and natural pain killers. Your health just got a boost thanks to your perfect smile.
- Better Interviews
Also, your work will be benefited by your fixed teeth as well. For instance, more AACD research found that 74% of Americans think a smile will help a person’s career. Invisalign had its own research that confirms this as people with better teeth are 45% more likely to be hired.
- Boosted Productivity
It was also found in 2010 that your new teeth, and the happiness they bring, can also affect you after you’ve gotten the job. Specifically, your productivity increases due to your happy mood. So, as you make this change you not only can have better chances getting your job, but you’ll also have a greater time while at the job.
As you can see, there are many benefits towards scheduling a dental checkup. You can get your teeth fixed and suddenly have new doors opened to you in life. Just wait and see how much your life will change.