Could a Smile Makeover Improve Your Job Prospects?

shrewsbury-jobIf you’re a recent college graduate or between employers right now, you’ve surely noticed that competition for the best jobs is intense. It’s no wonder that so many professionals in the Shrewsbury area have turned to home businesses and startups to boost their earning potential. Whether you work for yourself or for the man upstairs, you’ll need every possible advantage. Could a smile makeover in Shrewsbury, MA be the edge you need? Dr. Todd Pizzi weighs in. First, an interesting opportunity for jobseekers in Shrewsbury.

By the way, the Small Business Administration periodically holds workshops for prospective business owners and entrepreneurs. If you’re considering going into business for yourself or with a partner, the event is an excellent opportunity to learn about the processes, programs, and services available to help you along the way. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Shrewsbury Public Library. For more information about this FREE event, click here.

Attractive Smiles: An Employer’s Perspective

In a perfect world, your skills, experience, and personality would be the sole determinants of whether you landed that perfect job. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Your appearance, and especially that of your teeth, has been proven to impact your attractiveness as a job candidate. We’ve read accounts from hiring managers who passed over what seemed like the perfect candidate because of poor oral hygiene or unsightly teeth. This seems to be particularly common in occupations that deal directly with the public, in which case the employee is expected to be the “face” of the organization. Yellow, broken teeth rarely fit in with the image companies wish to project.

It’s also been shown that people who are considered better-than-average in the looks department make anywhere from 5 to 10 percent more income than those with average looks. Your smile is certainly one of the most important factors in others’ assessment of your appearance. If your teeth have been stained or have darkened with age, consider teeth whitening to restore their beauty.

Another study reveals that the straightness of your teeth impacts others’ perceptions of you as a trustworthy individual. The 2012 study asked participants look at an image of a person, then determine whether they would trust that person or not. Nearly three-fourths of respondents said that people whose teeth are straight are considered trustworthy. If your teeth are crowded or crooked, you may be a candidate for Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, or ClearCorrect invisible braces.

Professional dentists for professional patients. To learn more about teeth cleaning and smile makeovers in Shrewsbury, MA, or to schedule an appointment with our doctors, contact us at (508) 842-8838. We welcome residents of Shrewsbury, North and South Grafton, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and the surrounding communities.