The absence of perfect white gleaming teeth doesn’t mean that all our teeth are bad, does it? Our casual attitude towards how our teeth look needn’t mean that we practice poor oral hygiene, but it does suggest that we are failing to make the most of our opportunities.
One of the first things a person notices is another person’s smile – or lack thereof. Having gleaming white teeth can go a long way to closing a deal, an opportunity many people miss without realizing it. A lovely smile can be the difference between achieving success or failing, whether you are negotiating a business deal, being interviewed for a job or trying to impress a date.
With the economy in a slump and the job market almost non-existent, job seekers are employing every trick in the book to nail the job. It is not merely polished shoes and clean finger nails that are considered at interviews. Your smile is an important feature and will be appraised by all interviewers.
A visit to the dentist is vital for job-seekers; they realize the importance of making a good first impression. Fillings and extractions were the usual procedures traditionally carried out by dentists. A visit nowadays entails professional cleaning, polishing and whitening and, sometimes, even cosmetic treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry often entails the replacement of old silver amalgam or gold fillings with porcelain-like composite fillings that are securely bonded to the tooth. As well as being stain-resistant and strong, composite fillings are inconspicuous as a result of being color-matched to the surrounding teeth. The sensitivity often displayed by silver amalgam fillings is also avoided with composite ones.
Under some circumstances the tooth is repaired by covering it with a veneer. Where stains cannot be removed by professional cleaning, veneers can be used just as they can to mask cracks and other imperfections. The result is clean, evenly matched teeth.
Is it worth it?
Clearly one must ask the obvious question: is the cost justified by the advantages conferred by obtaining a great smile?There’s only one answer: YES! An indifferent smile creates a poor impression and suggests low self-esteem. As well as being less productive and therefore profitable for the employer, the employee with poor self-esteem is less likely to be promoted.
A popular misconception is that good dental care, particularly cosmetic dental care, is exorbitant. Actually, prices have been reduced considerably by the current keen competition. Almost all dentists will now provide cosmetic dentistry.
Having a dental health plan is a very good way to meet the cost of all your dental care needs and ensures you have immediate dental care at all times. Note that most dental insurance plans will not pay for cosmetic dental treatments, and even though this is often the case, these cosmetic dental treatments may still be worth you spending your money on.
Buying dental insurance which covers standard dental treatments and international emergency dental treatment should be high on your to-do list. Always consult your dentist about any dental treatment, cosmetic or otherwise. You should pay more attention to your dentist’s professional opinion than to things you may have heard or read.
Having a great smile will open doors for you and provide opportunities that may previously not have been available. One of the most important considerations when looking for a job is to ensure that you are in excellent general and dental health so that you can display that winning smile.