The Power of Perfect Teeth: Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight—and behind every bright smile is a set of perfectly healthy teeth.

healthy teethThe condition of the teeth affects your over-all appearance. Various studies have proven that those simple pearly whites can either boost or lower self-esteem significantly. At the same time, they influence the perception of people around you.

Just by looking at the teeth, people can form opinions about how health-conscious or attractive you are. Sometimes, this even extends to how successful you can be in your career.

With the look of the teeth affecting perception of the self and others, people seek ‘perfect teeth’ all the more.

Perfect Teeth = A Complete Set

A study conducted by University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry asserts that a full set of white teeth improves quality of life, as it increases self-esteem.

The researchers explored the emotional effects of dental implants among patients who had partial teeth loss and edentulism. They asked participants to complete an Oral Health Impact Profile, which assesses the individual’s perception about their oral health quality of life.

Before the treatment, the mean average was at 241 out of 343, signalling poor QOL. After the treatment, however, OHP increased to 342, indicating increase in confidence, self-esteem and general happiness.

Perfect Teeth = White and Straight

Aside from having a complete set, the idea of ‘perfect teeth’ is defined by its colour and alignment. People believe that white and straight teeth are attractive.

Researchers from the universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire in England confirmed the appeal of white teeth. In the study, the experts gathered photos of models and manipulated the colours of the teeth. They used three shades—yellowish brown, normal white, and bright white. They showed the pictures to 150 young men and women and confirmed what popular opinion dictates: white teeth are most attractive.

The reason yellow or unhealthy teeth is undesirable goes beyond mere appearance. Participants formed perceptions that yellow teeth are unhealthy, and therefore not a good potential partner.

As mentioned, straight teeth are also ideal. In a study conducted by Kelton Research, they found that people associate financial success with those who have straight teeth. They are also more likely to secure a job than those that have misaligned teeth, even if both candidates have similar skills and experience.

How the teeth look can affect perception—both of the self and others. Schedule a consultation today and find out how we can help you achieve the perfect set of teeth. We have different solutions, from dental implants to teeth whitening and braces.