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The Importance of a Great Smile

According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry national survey, Americans place a high value on their smiles:

  • 92% believe an attractive smile is an important social asset.
  • 85% believe an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to the opposite sex.
  • 74% believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person's chances for career success.
  • 50% are not satisfied with the appearance of their own smile.
  • Cosmetic Dental Makeover Self-test

Cosmetic Dental Makeover Self-test

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer YES to three or more, a cosmetic dental makeover may help you improve your self-esteem:     

  • Are you self-conscious about your smile?
  • Do you avoid smiling when your picture is taken?
  • Do you tend to cover your mouth when you speak?
  • Do you find yourself trying to keep from smiling too much?
  • Are you conscious about spaces and gaps in your teeth?
  • Do you feel that your teeth make you look older?
  • Do you feel that your teeth are stained or too yellow?
  • Do you notice areas of excessive tooth wear that make your smile appear older?
  • Do you notice any dark fillings that are apparent when you smile?
  • Are your teeth crooked, chipped or crowded?