What People Notice First About Your Smile

22 Dec 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Everyone knows that a person’s smile is among the first things other people will notice. Smiling is clearly important to socialization in our culture. According to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of people believe that a smile is crucial for a person’s appearance and attractiveness. Furthermore, research indicates that it makes a person appear more intelligent, happy, and successful. But what exactly is it about a person’s smile that is most noticeable?

The color of your teeth

One of the first things a person will notice about you is the color of your teeth. If your teeth are a dingy yellow or brownish color, you may create an undesirable first impression. You might also try not to smile much at all, giving the impression that you aren’t a friendly or approachable person.

Fortunately, transforming your teeth into a brilliantly white smile is as easy as scheduling a cosmetic dentistry visit. Of course, there are whitening products available over the counter. However, these aren’t very effective, and they take a long time to produce any visible results. Instead, opt for professional teeth whitening. Your dentist can get your teeth several shades lighter in under one hour.

The alignment of your teeth

In addition to the shade of your smile, the alignment of your teeth is crucial for forming a favorable first impression. If you have crooked teeth, gaps between your teeth, or your upper and lower jaws just don’t fit together quite right– it can be a source of embarrassment. That’s why so many adults these days are choosing to undergo Invisalign treatment.

Your cosmetic dentist can fit you for custom-made Invisalign aligners. Since they’re made from clear materials, no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them. Plus, you could see visible improvements in as little as three months. On average, most people only need 12 to 18 months in total to achieve optimum results.

The presence of metal fillings

For quite a few decades, metal fillings were the gold standard in cavity treatments. And although metal fillings are durable, they are widely considered undesirable because of their appearance. When a person with these fillings opens their mouth, you can see where they’ve had work done. Fortunately, today there is another option. Talk to a cosmetic dentist about getting your mercury amalgam fillings removed and replaced with safe and durable fillings that match the natural shade of your teeth.

Schedule a smile makeover consult today

After reading the above, you may decide that it’s time for a smile makeover. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentist in Huntington, Long Island, will discuss your aesthetic goals with you, thoroughly examine your teeth, and recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve a Hollywood smile.

Please note that we are currently open for all appointments, and we are taking strict precautions to protect our valued patients, staff, and community from the transmission of COVID-19.


Additional resources on cosmetic dentistry

1. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Can a new smile make you appear more successful and intelligent? https://aacd.com/cmsproxy/236/files/Can%20a%20new%20smile%20make%20you%20appear%20more%20intelligent.pdf

2. Shape, Light Up Your Smile, https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/light-your-smile



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