A recent study from the ADA found that 28% of young adult respondents and 29% of lower-income adult respondents believe that the appearance of their smiles has negatively impacted their ability to get a job. And they are, in all likelihood, correct.
Your smile is one of your most noticeable features. In fact, surveys from the AGD have found that 40% of people notice smiles first and 96% of people believe an attractive smile is important. Your smile also speaks, without words, to your perceived honesty, work-ethic, and cleanliness, all of which prospective employers are looking for. If you are among the 25% of adults who are afraid to smile because of the appearance of your teeth, the message you are sending may not be the one you want to impart during a job interview.
According to the ADA study, some hiring managers report viewing prospective employees who refuse to smile as cold, indifferent, or unfriendly. Others report passing up otherwise qualified candidates based solely on their smiles, out of fear that an unbecoming smile may turn potential customers or clients off and result in lost sales. Many hiring managers reported that a broken, dingy, or otherwise unattractive smile seems undisciplined and careless, allowing it to factor negatively in this regard as well.
Are these judgments fair? Probably not. Are they Accurate? Not always. Are they real? Yes. So unfair or not, they have to be accounted for.
How We Can Help
If your smile is marred by cosmetic imperfections, you are not without options. At NYC Smile Design, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry services that can be used to address any aesthetic issue and produce an attractive smile. The best way to learn which treatments will do the most for your smile is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tabib or Dr. Mello at our comfortable Manhattan office. During this visit, we will assess your teeth and gums, discuss your options, and create a treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.
Options available at NYC Smile Design include:
- Teeth Whitening to address discoloration and stains above and below the enamel
- Porcelain Veneers to address chipped or cracked enamel, unusual tooth sizes and shapes, crooked tooth presentation, slight gaps, and severe discoloration
- Dental Bonding to cover teeth that have been weakened by decay or trauma
- Dental Crowns to protect teeth that have become structurally compromised
- Enamel Contouring to restore ideal shape and size to natural teeth
- Gum Lift/Reduction to address excessive gum tissue
In many cases, a single treatment option will produce remarkable results, but others may take a combination approach. In these cases, a complete smile makeover that combines several cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services may be the best fit. We can discuss this in greater detail during your cosmetic dentistry consultation.
Contact NYC Smile Design
If you suspect your smile is an impediment to your success, call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 and schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib. Located in Manhattan, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.