In an ideal world, we wouldn’t make judgments based on the color of other people’s teeth. Unfortunately, according to two recent studies, we do tend to think more of people who have whiter smiles.
A group of researchers recently recruited 150 men and women to see how they viewed tooth color. Each participant viewed several photos featuring models who had varying degrees of tooth color, from yellowish brown to bright white and everything in between. In the end, participants regarded models who flaunted brighter, whiter smiles as more attractive, regardless of skin tone, facial symmetry and jaw structure.
Another recent study also suggests that whiter smiles can prove highly beneficial in American society. Funded by Crest Whitestrips, the research involved three parts, including simulated job interviews, simulated first dates and a quantitative online survey.
First, the participants went through the study with their existing smiles, and then they did the tests again after receiving whitening treatments. Not only were subjects regarded as more attractive after their treatments, they were seen as more confident and outgoing. What’s more, they were even regarded as more hirable to potential employers, who were willing to offer greater salaries to candidates who had whiter teeth.
Cosmetic tooth whitening can have a significant effect on how others react to you. Unfortunately, over-the-counter whitening products don’t usually offer noticeable, long-term results. That said, experienced cosmetic dentists, such as Ken and Marnie Collins can provide an attractive, lasting white smile that will turn heads. Call Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins at 509-532-1111 in Spokane or 509-927-2273 in Spokane Valley, to learn more.
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