Did you know that people with flaws in their teeth are much more likely to report feelings of worthlessness and a lack of social engagement? That means if you have an imperfect smile, the ensuing anxiety and self-consciousness can impact your ability to succeed at work. If you don’t feel confident in yourself then you’re less likely to speak up or engage with others, and you could even miss project deadlines if you have to be out for dental appointments. If you’re frustrated and feeling held back, keep reading to learn 3 ways that cosmetic dental treatments can turn your career around!
#1: Make Great First Impressions
Studies have shown that people are quick to notice discolored, uneven, or damaged pearly whites and no one wants to feel like they’re not putting their best foot forward. Whether your teeth are darkened from years of eating foods that stain or you have a chipped front tooth that draws the eye, these aesthetic concerns influence the way people view you. They might assume you don’t know how to care for your hygiene or that you’re not worried about how you show up.
Fortunately, your dentist can help. For example, porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment that masks minor flaws. These thin, ceramic shells are finished with a glaze so durable that they resist chipping and staining, and are attached to the front of your teeth to mask problem areas. Your dentist can use them to upgrade your grin so you can smile confidently at your next business meeting.
#2: Boost Your Self-Confidence
When you are sure of yourself, you’re more able to capitalize on your skills, talents, and abilities at your job. Feeling confident allows you to take the initiative or step into a leadership role. Sadly, concern about how others might react to problems in your teeth can hold you back from fulfilling your potential. Unsightly imperfections can hold you back from participating in opportunities that could propel you into a brighter future.
Something as simple as whitening your teeth could give you the boost you need to feel more sure of yourself in your interactions with others. A single 1-hour in-office treatment with your dentist can remove years’ worth of external discoloration. If you don’t have the time to stay onsite, they can provide a customized take-home kit using professional-grade ingredients, so you get top-quality results from the convenience of your home.
#3: Enhance Your Job Performance
Dental problems like cracks or chips are not only aesthetically displeasing but can also be a health risk. The injury has compromised the structure of your tooth which leaves it more vulnerable to additional harm. It gives toxic bacteria an opening to penetrate your tooth and cause decay or break it down further. Leaving it untreated could lead to an emergency root canal down the road which can be costly and time-consuming. You could end up taking time off for the procedure and recovery period, which makes it hard to stay on top of your current responsibilities.
Your dentist can use cosmetic bonding to repair and reshape your pearly whites, so this isn’t an issue. They’ll apply composite resin to the damaged tooth and then sculpt it and harden it in place. You’ll no longer have any visible problems, and your tooth is shielded from future dilemmas.
You and your dentist can work together to come up with solutions to improve your appearance so you can be your best self on the job!
About the Author
Dr. J.D. Robison believes that your dental health impacts your overall well-being, and strives to help patients improve their lives by enhancing their smiles. He studied at Purdue University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Detroit Mercy before also completing the core curriculum at the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. He uses the latest dental technology in a relaxed atmosphere to provide the most up-to-date services without inducing anxiety. You’re welcome to request an appointment on the website or by calling (734) 453-6320.