Nice people like to think that it’s what’s on the inside that really counts – and to some degree, this sentiment is absolutely true. However, when it comes to first impressions, values, integrity, and passion are not easy to identify in a person. A poll by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found, people with an attractive smile [a full set of straight, white, shapely teeth] are considered more friendly, successful, and intelligent. The hard, honest truth is, we all make judgments based on appearances.
This is particularly true during job interviews. Kelton Research did a study that found, job candidates who had their teeth whitened before their interviews were more likely to get a job offer. Not only that, they were usually given a higher salary! Of course, once the job is secured, the boss will get to see what they’re made of – what’s on the inside.
As a cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Fondriest can help improve your self-confidence and the first impression you make on new acquaintances. Smile imperfections, like chips, gaps, missing teeth, stains, and metal dental work are aesthetic concerns that cosmetic dentistry can correct. Beyond appearance, halitosis [bad breath] can set the stage for a very bad first impression. Addressing issues like tooth decay and gum disease could alleviate your bad breath, and Dr. Fondriest may also recommend professional products for home use.
A smile makeover is an investment in yourself, your career, and your future. For a smile analysis, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, and reserve your consultation with Dr. Fondriest. Located in the North Chicago area, our office serves image-conscious, health-conscious individuals from Park City, Green Oaks, Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Highwood, and surrounding communities.