A shiny white smile can influence the way a person in perceived by others and can make them look more confident and successful.
This is the key finding from a UK study by Oral B, which found that people with white teeth are believed to earn an average of £10,000 more than those with stained teeth.
A perfect smile makes people appear more educated and respectable, the study also found. Those who were able to flash a bright white smile appeared twice as likely to have graduated from university or to have attended a private school.
Apparently, better teeth are linked to a feeling of increased confidence and many business people are aware of this; aesthetic dentistry procedures are becoming more and more popular in recent years.
One of the main reasons for this is the fact that treatment has evolved and is now far less invasive and traumatic.
In addition, new dentistry developments allow the new teeth to look more natural and help patients feel relaxed about what their smile is going to look like after the procedure. Modern technology allows patients to see a digital image of their new looks.
A smile can be significantly improved without even touching one’s teeth. There are ways to make a “gummy” smile better by injecting a small amount of Botox at the base of the nose, so that the lips do not rise so high. Teeth straightening can also happen without others noticing, thanks to invisible braces.