If you're considering a career change, consider getting a little cosmetic dentistry done before you start sending out your resumes. You'll give yourself an advantage over other job-seekers. Read more to learn why.
It's All About Perceptions
Having bad teeth doesn't make you a bad person, nor does it make you a bad employee - but it does give a bad impression. When you're changing careers, you have have to sell yourself to new employers or new clients (or both).
People who have bad teeth are often thought of as being low-class, unprofessional and unintelligent. That means that you have a great reason to invest in your smile, because you're investing in the image that you want to project.
One of the most inexpensive, and quickest, things that you can do to update your smile is to have your teeth whitened through either bleaching or laser treatments.
Your teeth can have a natural yellow tint, or they can pick up yellow and brown stains from coffee, tea, nicotine, or even soy sauce. Yellow or brown stained teeth can make it look like you don't brush your teeth, and are older than you are - neither of which are impressions that you want to give if you're changing careers.
Porcelain veneers are great if you have obvious chips or visible damage to your tooth enamel. They can also be used to lengthen short front teeth, which can make a smile look weak.
Veneers can also be used to obscure gaps in your teeth, or to repair teeth that are discolored in a way that bleaching can't help.
Broken, chipped, and decayed teeth may benefit from composite bonding. Composite bonding uses a plastic resin that closely matches the color of your natural teeth to cover or patch a damaged area. It can be used to mask a cavity, or even cover the root of a tooth.
Dental implants are artificially created tooth replacements that are permanently screwed in place. If you are missing a tooth, or have only one or two badly damaged teeth, a dental implant might be a good solution.
A missing tooth is one of the most often used stereotypical "symbols" used to designate someone as ignorant and uneducated, which is not the look you want to project when you're seeking a job.
Almost any smile problem can be overcome, from crooked or asymmetrical teeth to functional problems with your bite. In severe cases, dentures can be made to replace your natural teeth and give you the gorgeous smile you deserve, and nobody will be able to tell they aren't your natural teeth.
If you're gearing up for a big job search, or are putting yourself back into a job market after several years in a new career, don't just update your resume and interview suit. Update your smile. It's an investment in your future. Contact a cosmetic dentist for more information.Share
20 November 2014
Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.