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What Are Employers Looking for? Not Yellow Teeth

When it comes to improving your smile, some benefits are more obvious than others. A brilliant smile is a great asset for someone in the dating scene, and it’s a much-needed confidence booster in any social setting. Not surprisingly, cosmetic dentistry in Shrewsbury, MA can also help you in the workplace. Dr. Todd Pizzi shares the advantages of a healthy smile for your professional image.

Better Smile, Better Job Interviews

Hiring managers look for a number of qualities that can’t be captured in a resume. You may look good on paper, but what do you look like in person? Competition in the job market is fierce, so you’ll need every possible advantage to land the position.

We recently read a study by Kelton Research that a prospective employee with bad teeth is perceived to be nearly 50 percent less likely to score a coveted position compared to someone whose teeth are straight. If your teeth aren’t perfectly straight, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment, such as Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, or ClearCorrect. Compared to traditional metal braces, which tend to look immature and somewhat unprofessional, these subtle straightening treatments are discrete and generally involve a shorter treatment time.

The same study also measured perceptions of success and wealth in people with crooked teeth, finding that a person whose teeth need straightening are perceived as 58 percent less wealth and successful. Of course it’s not always about what other people think, but how you feel when interacting with them. And you can’t deny that your self-image is shaped in part by others’ perceptions.

Not Just for Job Seekers

Even if you’re well into your career, you can still benefit from cosmetic dental treatment. Others in the workplace view your teeth as part of your professional persona. According to a study by the Center for Talent Innovation, stained or crooked teeth are among the physical characteristics most likely to undermine “executive presence.” Only bad skin and outdated hairstyles were rated less favorably. Teeth whitening is ideal for combating stains. If you suffer from several cosmetic dental flaws, consider porcelain veneers.

What can cosmetic dentistry do for you? To learn more about cosmetic dental treatment in Shrewsbury, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact us at (508) 842-8838. We welcome residents of Shrewsbury, Milford, Worcester, North and South Grafton, and the surrounding communities.