HomeHouston Dental InformationIs your smile sabotaging your career?

Is your smile sabotaging your career?

Julia Roberts knows that her smile is an integral part of her paycheck. She once even insured that signature mega-watt grin for $30 million!

Was she born with it? Hardly! Julia, like many celebrities, bought into dental veneers and now sports one of the most expensive smiles in the world. And it looks like Julia is on to something. Like most of her Hollywood colleagues, she realizes that a gorgeous, engaging smile just may be her bread and butter. So what does that mean for us mere “mortals”?

It means that a gorgeous smile is important for a prosperous career. Sure, you gotta know your stuff on the job, but looks still matter, too –whether we like it or not. In fact, a person with bad teeth may have a hard time getting the job they want or advancing in their career.

Consider this:

Confidence – the basis of career success

You’re embarrassed of your teeth. Maybe you have a missing tooth you try to cover, or a serious cavity that causes discoloration, or you’re aware that your breath needs work. Perhaps you are shy to eat or speak in front of people. You may even go to great lengths to cover your smile or avoid opening your mouth altogether.

Dental problems can seriously hamper a person’s confidence, and in turn sabotage an otherwise promising career – not only because we feel embarrassed when we don’t look our best, but also because bosses, business partners, and clients may jump to unjustified conclusions about our personality, hygiene, and lifestyle habits.

News flash!

Here is what recent studies say about the way others perceive the impact a bright, healthy smile can have on a person’s career. Odds are that at least some of the respondents who participated in those surveys are managers and executives in charge of hiring and signing paychecks.

  • 3 out of 4 people believe that bad teeth (or bad breath) can keep a person from landing the job they want, especially in a sales or other client-facing position
  • 62% of folks believe that a job applicant with bad teeth would have trouble to land any job at all
  • Another 6 in 10 feel that a bad set of teeth would stand in the way of a promotion

The bottom line is that your worries aren’t unfounded! If you’re concerned about your teeth, it’s time to do something about it!

Cosmetic dentistry to the rescue

Whether you suffer from tooth loss, stained or misaligned teeth, gaps or chips, your dentist can offer exciting cosmetic dentistry solutions for any smile problem. From teeth whitening procedures and Invisalign, to dental implants and dental veneers, your dentist can help you get your career back on track with a gorgeous smile that restores confidence.

Your dentist can offer exciting cosmetic dentistry solutions for any smile problem. Talk to your dentist about the options that

Smile now, pay later

Summit Dental Center offers affordable payment plans that fit your budget! Whether you need a single dental implant or a full smile makeover, we can help you get the brilliant smile you always wanted. Schedule a consultation at one of our 7 Houston-area locations today by calling (714) 425-0450 and find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for you!