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Can An Extraordinary Smile Lead To Higher Income?

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Your teeth are among the first attributes any person, most notably a job interviewer, notices about you. Over the course of the first 30 seconds, a potential boss could make a first impression based on your smile regarding your:
• openness
• friendliness
• honesty
• intellect
• social standing.

It’s obvious that if your smile is radiant, when your smile is straight and white, when your facial look is appealing, you are able to create a welcoming initial impression. The “million-dollar smile” might be taken literally for executives.

Recent research indicates a link between how much is on your paycheck in regards to your physical appearance. A study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discovered that individuals with a more appealing smile made 5-10% more compared to their less attractive counterparts.

Pretty much everybody would concur that a dazzling smile is an important social advantage, according to the results of a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition, 74 percent of those surveyed claimed an unappealing smile can damage a person’s chances for career achievements.

The accompanying graphic shows four photos of 20-somethings. Review them and decide which individual you think will earn more money over their career, making the assumption that education, skills, attitude and age are similar. We mixed up the letter order to reduce skewing of the results.

If you selected “C”, your choice is arriving at the same conclusion as 71% of this survey’s participants. The weird thing about this is, we accept this conclusion as normal, yet, we don’t often consider the impact this natural judgement ability has on our OWN lives and careers.

Should you be self-conscious with regards to your smile, your job performance may suffer. Yet if your smile is bright and authentic, chances are you exhibit confidence and good cheer, that makes you easily approachable and likeable for business dealings.

The reality is, nevertheless, that few people have perfect smiles. And luckily, you do not have to be a high-earning executive to be able to afford a million-dollar smile. With the newest advances in dentistry, such as teeth whitening, straightening, or replacing teeth, our team can turn several treatments into just two or three appointments.

To put your best foot forward in a job interview, make sure that your smile measures up with what you want for your future. Look at an array of cosmetic dental procedures, from tooth whitening to a set of veneers, offered by Dr. Peck.