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The Importance of a Great Smile

A smile is more than just a way to show that you are happy. It’s a warm greeting, a signal of friendliness, confidence, and acceptance. A smile is a way to tell the world that you are in good health as well as good spirits. In fact, According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry national survey, Americans place a very 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.

The survey also states that half of us are not satisfied with the appearance of our own smiles, which is the reason cosmetic dental treatments are growing in popularity every year.

Cosmetics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on aesthetics. And while some treatments, like restorations, may have oral health benefits as well as aesthetic benefits, there are some that strictly aim to improve appearance.

At NYC Smile Spa, our doctors are cosmetic dentistry experts, with advanced training in a wide variety of treatments to keep you smiling confidently for the rest of your life!

Take the Cosmetic Dental Makeover Self-Test

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer YES to three or more, a cosmetic dental makeover may be just what you need:

  • Are you self-conscious about your smile?
  • Do you avoid smiling in pictures?
  • Do you cover your mouth when you speak?
  • Do you actively try not to smile too much?
  • Are you embarrassed about spaces and gaps in your teeth?
  • Do you think your teeth make you look older?
  • Do you think 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?

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Jonathan K.

“I went to Dr. Perlman at the recommendation of a colleague at the beginning of this year and to say he completely changed my dentistry experience would be an understatement. Dr. Perlman was caring, friendly and professional from my very first appointment. This year, I have had a cleaning, filling, whitening and four veneers already completed! Each experience was nearly pain and discomfort free. Dr. Perlman offers the best possible treatment and delivers high quality results. I am grateful to have finally found a dentist that I trust in NYC! I highly recommend him to anyone.”

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Meet Your Upper East Side Dentists

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We always welcome new patients at NYC Smile Spa, and we pride ourselves on building lasting relationships. Our goal is to help you achieve a lifetime of excellent oral health!