Most people want to have white teeth because they are an integral part of a stunning smile. However, this slight tweak can have a huge impact on numerous aspects of your life. If tooth whitening isn’t one of your New Year resolutions already, here are three reasons you might want to add it to the list.
#1 Your Smile Matters to Potential Mates
Numerous studies have shown that a smile is important for both men and women who are looking for a mate. Nearly half of all women in one study agreed that an unhealthy smile would deter them from corresponding with a man on a dating website. Men seem to concur, and rank a beautiful smile high on the list of attributes they look for in a woman, placing it well above other features like her hair. Interestingly, a person’s smile matters more to potential mates than whether or not an individual lives with his or her parents. Nearly one-third of people also say that a person’s teeth are the first thing they notice, and an almost equal amount agree that a smile is the most memorable feature.
#2 People with Great Smiles Fair Better in the Job Market
A healthy smile matters while climbing the corporate ladder, too. People base all sorts of assumptions on a job candidate’s smile. Just by glancing at your pearly whites, your interviewer may surmise whether you’re trustworthy, competent, friendly, and professional. Some studies have ranked a nice smile as being more important than attire and grooming. While it’s not necessarily an accurate measure, it’s one the human brain can make subconsciously.
#3 A Dazzling Smile Will Make You More Confident
Of course, the most important thing that matters is how you feel about yourself. White teeth are a fantastic confidence booster, whether you’re in the in the market for a mate or taking command of a boardroom. Knowing you look good puts a bounce in your step, and gives you another reason to smile, which can literally change the way you interact in the world.
It’s a whole lot easier to get white teeth than it is to drop a habit or stay committed to a new fitness routine, and the results are long-lasting. Although many dentists offer some sort of teeth whitening process, it’s wise to visit a dentist who is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, so you’re sure to have the best possible results. Dr. King offers in-office whitening, which provides an instantly-brighter smile, as well as a take-home option that will gradually whiten your teeth from home. If you’d like to add white teeth to your list of New Year resolutions, schedule a consultation today.