Scientific Evidence Between Beautiful Smile and Success in Your Life
Having a beautiful and healthy set of teeth and gums is great for your nutrition, your jaw health, and your overall physical health. In fact, it can even help prevent illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. But did you know that having a clean and healthy set of teeth can improve your self worth, your happiness, and even your bank account?
Below, we will discuss different ways that having a healthy-looking smile can improve your life, from your confidence to your pocketbook – and all of these claims are backed by scientific, evidence-based studies. Here’s to success and having a happy smile!
A NICE SMILE BUILDS TRUST?
A remarkable smile sure seems to help. Whether you’re selling, building professional relationships, or meeting the person of your dreams, studies reveal that a smile lays the foundation. According to a study by Kelton Global, almost 3 out of 4 Americans (73%) acknowledge that they would be more likely to trust a person with a nice smile over someone with a good job, fashionable clothes or a nice car.
MAKES ME MORE ATTRACTIVE?
The people have spoken. In a poll of 5,000 men and women, Match.com found that a beautiful smile was the number one attractive quality. In addition, the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) discovered that 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex.
SMILING PRODUCES HAPPINESS
When new patients come into our office, they often lament that the state of their teeth prevents them from smiling even when they want to. We tell them that not smiling can actually produce feelings of sadness, while the simple act of smiling can produce happiness. Two different studies have backed up this assertion. In one study, participants were told to make expressions for different emotions, including surprise, fear, sadness, and happiness. Simply making the expressions caused them to feel the emotion. Specifically, the act of smiling causes a number of physiological changes, creating happiness.
HELPS ME EARN MORE MONEY?
Maybe. A survey conducted on behalf of the AACD seems to reinforce this idea with 74% of adults believing an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. In addition, when considered with the smile and attractiveness studies from Match.com and the AACD (referenced above), University of California research discovered that more attractive people earn an average of 12 percent more per year than less attractive people.
A FULL SET OF WHITE TEETH BOOSTS SELF-CONFIDENCE
A study conducted by University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry took a close look at dental patients before and after they had their teeth restored with dental implants. After asking each patient about their oral health and quality of life, they found a significant increase in their confidence, self-esteem, and general happiness.
MAKES ME YOUNGER LOOKING?
Research seems to back up this idea. Oral B research concluded that having white teeth makes you look an average of five years younger while also increasing your attractiveness by 20 percent.
WHITE TEETH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE
A 2007 study found that whiter teeth are more likely to bring a person success. In the study, participants engaged in simulated job interview and dates. In both cases, those who had had teeth whitening were more likely to land positions and be asked out again. When participants were interviewed, many stated that those with white teeth seemed more confident, more outgoing, and more professional.
GREAT TEETH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ATTRACTIVENESS & SUCCESS
Researchers from the universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire confirmed that white teeth are an important component in attractiveness. The scientists changed the coloring of teeth on pictures of models and showed them to a number of participants. Not surprisingly, those with white teeth were preferred over those with yellow teeth. A different study, conducted by Kelton Research, found that straight teeth are associated with financial success and that those with straight teeth are more likely to be hired for jobs.
MAKES ME MORE MEMORABLE?
It sure seems to help. According to a study by Kelton Global, 29% of Americans say that a person’s teeth are the first thing they notice when meeting someone for the first time and nearly 1 out of 4 (24%) say that a smile is the thing they remember most after meeting someone for the first time.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED IMPROVING YOUR SMILE?
Research appears to show some connection between a beautiful smile and particular advantages that may contribute to personal and professional success. Your smile may have more power than you realize. To see how Dr.Miski can help you improve your smile, please, contact us today.