A recent American study has found that teeth are the number one facial feature that people would change. The study was conducted on a representative sample of 1000 American adults both men and women between 18 and 50 years of age. The poll explored the importance of smiles in relation to business and careers, dating and marriage, the social arena, and the overall value of smiles and self-esteem.
Smiles on the Social Arena
94% of those polled said they are likely to notice a person’s smile when they meet them for the first time. People are less likely to notice someone’s height, eyes or figure. More than one half (71%) believe people with a nice smile make friends more easily. Over one third agree that bad teeth overshadow the rest of a person’s appearance.
Smiles and Self Esteem
Almost two-thirds (64%) agree that people with a nice smile are more outgoing. 77% think that having discoloured teeth as an adult makes a person feel self conscious. 87% think a person’s smile is very important to their self esteem.
Smiles and Relationships
An overwhelming majority of adults (85%) consider a person’s smile to be very or somewhat important when meeting someone for the first time. Almost 9 out of 10 (86%) think people with good teeth are more attractive.
Improve your smile
Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Cosmetic dentists from RIKOTA can help you show off a bright and wonderful smile using various cosmetic dentistry procedures. Such cosmetic procedures include the use of white fillings, teeth whitening, dental bonding, dental crowns and dental veneers.