Are you searching for your summer job or internship? A bright smile may increase your ability to land your dream job. As you prepare for applications and interviews, Dr. Greenfield would like to discuss a few statistics about smiles in the workplace.
Beautiful Smiles Improve Appearance
- About 96 percent of people agree that a smile is very important to a person’s appearance. Smiling at your interview makes you seem more enthusiastic, energetic, and friendlier. However, a smile is more effective if it looks good. A recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry revealed that discolored teeth, missing teeth, and crooked teeth were the most unattractive smile features. Dr. Greenfield’s cosmetic treatments will help improve your smile and image.
- Approximately 40 percent of people admit that they notice a person’s smile before eyes, clothing, and hair. Additionally, straightness, color, and cleanliness of teeth were the top features noticed in a smile.
- About 83 percent of people interact with co-workers on a daily basis, and 76 percent of professionals interact with clients, customers, or vendors. A great smile can improve your personal and professional relationships. In fact, 42 percent of employees say the least attractive feature about their co-workers is not smiling, followed by 32 percent who are most turned off by bad breath.
Healthy Smiles Increase Performance
- Studies show that people who smile are more likely to get promoted than colleagues who don’t smile. Research also suggests that people who practice healthy dental hygiene are more motivated and pay more attention to details, thereby improving their performances and efficiency.
- More than three-quarters of employees eat at least twice a day at the workplace, but only 14 percent of professionals brush their teeth after eating. More than 50 percent of women report brushing at work, compared with only 37 percent of men. The Academy of General Dentistry says that leaving an extra toothbrush at the office will increase your likelihood of brushing by 65 percent.
- Adults miss about 164 million hours of work each year due to dental problems and procedures. Poor oral health can distract from your duties, but keeping your mouth healthy will help improve your concentration and attendance. Furthermore, studies show that employers who offer company health insurance and employee wellness programs have healthier and more successful employees.
Visit Dr. Greenfield to enhance your smile so you can land your dream career. Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248) 693-6213 to request an appointment. We welcome families from Lake Orion, Oxford, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, and surrounding communities.