What your Smile says about your First Impression

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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Experts estimate that it takes about one-tenth of a second to make a first impression on someone. That’s 100 times faster than it took you to read this first sentence! According to a recent poll, one-third of Americans notice the other person’s teeth before noticing any other facial feature. It’s safe to say that first impressions matter. Your Los Gatos cosmetic dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry want you to know the most important occasions when your smile could make or break your first impression.

First Date

When preparing for your first date, you probably take extra time planning an outfit, or how you will wear your hair, but do you give much thought as to how your teeth look? Single adults admittedly judge their first date based on the appearance of their teeth! And, a whopping three-quarters of women won’t pucker up on the first date if their date has poor oral health, according to a survey conducted by Delta Dental. Also, if that isn’t enough to kick you in gear, bad breath was one of the main reasons why someone may not go on a second date with his or her dating prospect.

First Interview

Potential employers rated applicants that smiled during their interview, as opposed to those that didn’t, were considered more hireable. There’s a saying that says “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” and well, the same should be true of your smile! If you want an executive level job, get a smile that looks like you’re an executive. Also, there’s bad news for the smokers out there. Nearly 95% of executives said they would be more likely to hire a nonsmoker versus a smoker that had similar qualifications, according to a survey conducted by Seattle University.

First Speeding Ticket

The next time you are caught speeding or violating traffic laws, be sure that you are courteous to the police, and that you smile. Those that smile are seen as being more cooperative than those that don’t. While your flashy smile may not actually get you out of paying the consequences of breaking the law, it does make you seem more trustworthy than those that don’t smile.

Want to improve your smile?

If you are ready to rejuvenate your smile so that you can make a good first impression, cosmetic dentists in Scotts Valley can help! We can meet with you to discuss your smile needs, as well as perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Any active tooth decay or gum disease should be addressed first, and then we can devise a treatment plan to get you smiling confidently in no time.

Get a new smile in Scotts Valley

To learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can help give you a smile that makes not only a good first impression but one that lasts, please contact Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry by calling (831) 438-4411 to schedule a consultation to learn more about our services.

Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry is proud to care for patients located in the California communities of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley.