How Teeth Whitening Can Change Your Day-To-Day Life
One of the most commonly performed cosmetic dentistry treatments around the world, teeth whitening can have a big impact on a person’s day-to-day life. Below, we explore how this highly popular treatment can benefit you.
Make a great first impression with employers
The way you present yourself at a job interview can make or break how it pans out – it could be what highlights the difference between you and another candidate. A great looking smile has connotations – it says a lot about you. Someone who takes pride in caring for their teeth gives the impression that they also have pride in their approach to their work.
In a survey, the Academy of General Dentistry found that 40% of people noticed a person’s smile before any other feature in a new person they work with. Having a great-looking smile can give you the confidence to foster great relationships with your colleagues and in turn, to do great things in your working environment.
You’ll find you want to smile more
Looking in the mirror and seeing a discoloured smile in the mirror can be upsetting – many patients tell us they notice they stop smiling as much as their teeth become more discoloured, out of anxiety of others noticing. We never like to hear that people feel they don’t want to smile and understand why discolouration might lead you to repress smiling altogether. Smiling releases endorphins (the chemicals responsible for making you feel happy), so when you stop smiling, those endorphins stop working to affect your well-being in a positive way. By treating a discoloured smile, you’re actually directly improving your mental well-being.
You’ll find your day-to-day dental habits improve
Discoloured teeth can actually make you feel like you want make less effort where your day-to-day dental routine is concerned, as you feel demoralised – it can be easy to adopt a “what’s the point?” mentality, once your teeth hit a certain degree of discolouration. Teeth whitening can restore a sense of pride in looking after your teeth, encouraging you to brush and floss regularly so you keep the results of treatment maintained for as long as possible.
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