by Timothy J. Chips DMD, Chips Dental Associates, LLC.
The first thing a person notices when you meet them is your eyes. The second is your teeth. A winning smile can boost your appeal to prospective employers and key decision makers.
All of the photos above are of real patients who I performed cosmetic dental procedures on to improve their smile. I can say for a fact that each of them benefited beyond the improved appearance of their teeth. Their self image and self esteem also were boosted because they wanted to smile more and became more comfortable in their own skin. This is translated very easily to the business world where we are often hoping to make a good impression.
When we project a positive self image, the appeal of this confidence is felt through our non-verbal communication. Most experts agree that the majority of communication is actually non-verbal in nature. Professional speaking and interviewing coaches recommend that you lean towards the person you’re speaking with, take notes when you’re being spoken to, and use a firm handshake. These are all clearly non-verbal and will all come more naturally and comfortably when your smile is at its best.
The smile is simply an outward manifestation of the changes that happened within the person as a result of taking action to improve themselves. In the most dramatic and rewarding cases, the sense of self related to one’s smile has been suppressed for many years. When someone has been dissatisfied with their smile since a young age and they finally act to improve it, the transformation can be life changing. Frequently, a new haircut, new wardrobe, or new “you fill in the blank” will accompany such a change. We encourage and try to help our patients with this process.
Boost your confidence, show up with your winning smile, and be ready to reap the benefits of investing in yourself. It is sometimes as simple as spending $80 on a take home whitening kit to make this transformation. Most cosmetic dentists have partnerships with companies that will allow you to pay over time for services if you don’t have dental benefits or if the services are not covered by a dental benefits plan. Contact me for a free consultation.
Timothy J. Chips DMD, is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry has practice locations in Gibsonia and the North Hills areas. His practice focuses on family, cosmetic and implant dentistry.
Chips Dental Associates, LLC. Phone: 724-443-5710. Visit their website at: www.chipsdentalLLC.com.