Are You Satisfied When You Look in the Mirror?

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Do you know someone who can walk in the room and command the attention of everyone present? You know, that person, who without saying a word, makes others drop a conversation in mid-sentence simply because of his and her presence. Good hair. Good looks. Good boy. Great smile. Have you ever thought that the most beautiful people have a perfect smile that broadcasts their arrival?

You, on the other hand, do not enjoy seeing your reflection in the mirror. Even though you have lost those last 15 pounds that you have been trying to shed, you are not quite satisfied with the image that looks back at you? Even when your latest workout routine has produced the results that you want, and even when your latest haircut, color and style are looking its best, sometimes you realize that you still have work to do on your appearance. For many people, their smile, their window to the world is what disappoints them. Perhaps crooked teeth from a childhood without braces, or stained teeth from years of drinking coffee and diet pop are what are keeping you from loving to see yourself in the mirror. Maybe it is time to ask a dentist what he or she can do for you.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that over 99% of all Americans (99.7%) think a smile is an important social asset. Adversely, 75% of people think an unattractive smile might potentially harm their chance at gaining career success. It is difficult to argue with that logic. Think back to that person who stops a room with her smile when she walks in the room. Did you ever think that she might not have been born with that smile?

Maybe she took time to ask a dentist what could be done to help her smile and outlook on life. Americans spend $1.4 billion yearly on tooth whitening products and related procedures. The average cosmetic dentistry patient, for instance, will spend between $5000 and $6000 on treatments to improve their smile. It is probably no surprise that 51% of patients seeking cosmetic dentistry are between the ages of 41 and 60; and, as reported by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 66% of patients looking for cosmetic dentistry are female.

Whether you are in the habit of visiting a 24 hour dentist or have visited a family dentist for your entire life, take the time to ask a dentist to recommend a treatment to improve your smile can be a life-changing event.

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