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06 / 10 / 2017

Could A Brighter Smile Mean A More Fulfilling Life?

An Ipswich Dentist Asks Whether Whiter Teeth Can Improve More Than Just Your Smile

Having teeth whitened is one of the most common ways in which people seek to improve their smiles. Whether they use a whitening toothpaste (with the minimal improvement it offers) or a teeth whitening procedure, such as those performed by our Ipswich cosmetic dentist team, it is almost certain that the majority do so purely to benefit their smile.

While this is an obvious response to discoloured teeth, there are potentially valid claims that it can also benefit patients in more diverse ways.

Looking good, feeling good

Most of us would probably agree that when we buy ourselves new clothes or have our hair done, we generally feel better about ourselves; “clothes maketh the man” as a famous playwright once said. The same is usually true with patients who have had their teeth whitened at our Ipswich dental practice, and many patients have told us how much better they felt in themselves following this procedure.

Although harder to prove, there is also a long-standing school of thought that if we feel good about ourselves then we tend to feel healthier, perhaps taking better care of ourselves. If this point is true, then we may even benefit from better general health as well as having more attractive teeth.

First Impressions

Research has shown that instant impressions often last and that most people make key decisions about us within just a few seconds of meeting us. Whilst this can obviously change, according to our future actions, this is an interesting point, and one where having a great-looking smile can really have benefits. If you are seeking a partner, a white and friendly smile is more likely to make a good impression than revealing a set of discoloured teeth. This can help us to overcome initial barriers when we first meet someone.

If you are looking for your first job, or even to find a new one, that first smile at a job interview could really open up opportunities for you (although qualifications and experience will obviously also be a factor). Getting the full attention of the interviewer will enable you to put your case as to why you are the right applicant for the vacant position.

Having your teeth whitened at the Lighthouse Dental Practice in Ipswich is obviously not a magic spell that guarantees you will have major victories in your life. It may though, help to give you a head start over others and give you a better chance.

If you would like to find out more about our popular teeth whitening procedure, please arrange to see one of our Ipswich dentists by calling us on 01473 257 379.

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