Beyond A Sparkling Smile: Teeth Whitening can Boost Your Self-Confidence

Having a great, white smile can help you in many areas in life, most notably, it will increase your self-confidence, which in return will lead to successful social interactions, better career options, and improved oral health. A great smile doesn’t come easily though. It requires good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. However, sometimes, even with proper brushing and flossing, teeth can still become stained. Good brushing habits unfortunately do not resolve discoloration issue. Luckily, there is a quick and painless way to brighten your smile – teeth whitening.


So, whether your teeth are stained because of sugary drinks, unhealthy foods, or have generally worn down due to aging, teeth whitening can make them whiter and brighter. Aside from the fact that your teeth will get lighter by several shades (the difference will be noticeable within weeks), teeth whitening is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures to improve a smile. Moreover, it’s non-invasive and with minimal side effects (usually some tooth sensitivity or gum irritation) which do not last more than few days.

Depending on the time you have available at hands, you can chose between having the teeth whitening procedure done at a dental office or at home. The procedure involves the application of gel to your teeth which lasts for about an hour. If you however, decide to do it at home by yourself, you’ll be provided with custom made trays that need to be filled with the whitening gel and applied to your teeth for 30 minutes a day, a few days a week, for up to several weeks. Regardless whether you chose the office or take-home treatment, the pearly-white smile is guaranteed to last you between a few months up to one or two years, all depending on your oral hygiene and eating habits.

Your sparkling smile may have an expiration date, but your gained self-confidence will last forever. For example, it may even land you a high-paying job you’ve dreamed about. The first impression an interviewer has on you is very important. Of course, this means having the right qualifications and skills required for the position. But having a pearly-white smile will certainly do you no harm either. Let’s be honest – even though we don’t want to admit it, physical appearance is what we first notice. This doesn’t mean that having a great smile will help you get the job even if not really qualified for it, but will make you more confident. Being able to freely show-off your perfect smile is a huge display of confidence opposed to the half-way grin people tend to do in order to hide their imperfections.


Furthermore, many studies have shown that people with whiter teeth are more engaging, outgoing and confident. Simply put, you’ll date more and may even meet your ’till-death-do-us-part soulmate. Walking up to someone with a huge smile on your face can mean that you’re looking forward to the evening spent with them, and they’ll see it as a sign of interest and confidence. A great white smile can do most of the talking for you!

Besides the job and love opportunities, it’s generally considered that people with white teeth are perceived as being more healthy, more successful, financially stable and more trustworthy. In other words, having a great smile can put you higher on the social scale, and let you into places you’ve thought you had no place in before.

If you’ve felt hesitant until now, there’s no reason to anymore. Contact your local dentist and get your teeth whitened to increase your job opportunities and boost your self-confidence. If you look good, you’ll feel good. Make your smile like the Sun – everybody feels happier when it’s out there!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.