Q4 is coming to the end, and 2019 is fast approaching. Hopefully you’ve spent considerable hours strategizing for the next year, lining up professional development opportunities, and finalizing next steps. Although you’ve prepared well for next year, as a business professional you understand that there is always more you can put in place to guarantee your success.

Whether you’re prepping for a big meeting, altering your resume, or preparing to ask for that promotion, perhaps the thing to put you over the edge is more simple that you first thought: your smile.

Your Smile Is a Key to Success

Is Your Smile Key to Your Success

Probably you’ve heard that smiling can actually make you happier. Doing it in front of the mirror accompanied by the Wonder Woman pose can also make you more confident, especially before an interview or meeting. Maybe you’re really savvy, and also know that smiling more actually makes you more attractive. Did you know, however, that having a great smile can also help you in the business world, as well?

As two Swedish studies pointed out, this may be due to facial reciprocity, which happens when we see another person smile. When this happens, control over our facial muscles become involuntarily weaker, increasing our likelihood of smiling back. The effect this could have in the workplace can really make an impression, especially when considering smiling makes you more attractive.

Another study from Penn State University found that people perceive a smiling person as not just more likable, or more attractive, but more competent. Obviously this could positively affect you in the workplace, as a competent employee is more likely to receive opportunities.

Are You Embarrassed by Your Smile?

Sometimes it’s not that easy to smile. In fact, many people are afraid of smiling. That’s because, according to a study conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), nearly one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. Unfortunately, it’s really not a mystery why. All around us we’re inundated with the perfect smile: straight, white teeth. If you fall well below the mark, there is something you can do, and that’s cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the look and function of your smile, and there are several procedures that are effective. One of the most common complaints people have is with the shade of their teeth. Professional whitening, either in-office or at-home, uses a whitening compound that can dissolve stains contained in your enamel, leaving your teeth up to eight shades whiter. Invisalign or clear braces uses data from over two million smiles to offer you the quickest and most efficient method for straightening teeth possible. In as little as six months of using their clear, BPA-free aligners, you could be enjoying the straightest smile of your professional life.

Like your computer or work phone, your teeth can be an invaluable asset to your business success. To start your journey to a flawless smile through the use of cosmetic dentistry at our Rockland County dental office, all you have to do is call Dr. Dunayer at (845) 627-7645. You can also request an appointment online if it is more convenient for you.