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Can Your Smile Affect Your Career?

Jan 20, 2016

careerWhile we’d love to believe that looks aren’t everything, the truth is, they mean a lot. Especially when it comes to your smile. In fact, research has shown a direct correlation between a pretty smile and a successful career. Unfortunate? Yes. Truthful? Also yes. At my Douglasville dental office, we’d like to share a few reasons why.


Your resume is top-notch, your interview skills are slamming, and your smile is… lackluster. Do you land the job or not? According to research conducted by Kelton Research for Invisalign, Americans believe those with straight teeth are 45% more likely to be offered a position over someone with the same resumé but a crooked grin. What’s more, nearly 75% of the population believe having an unattractive smile would keep them from a promotion. We don’t like it, but the research doesn’t lie.


A straight, white smile with fresh breath automatically shows those around you that you’re healthy and you care about your appearance. Not only that, but a truly healthy smile can actually make your whole body healthy too, which means less days off work due to sickness and perhaps a bonus in the future.


It doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer, doctor, plumber, or electrician, every career requires building and earning trust with others. One of the best ways to succeed at this is with your smile. Around 75% of Americans are more likely to trust those with healthy, beautiful smiles than those who dress professionally or drive fancy cars.

Options to Boost Your Smile

There are a multitude of options available that can help you get the smile of your dreams, and help you land that well-deserved career, too. Some of the ways you can boost the appearance of your smile include:

No matter what your smile goals are, we can help you at my Douglasville dental office. We treat each patient as an individual and will work with you to get you the correct treatment to land that million dollar-looking smile, and just maybe a million dollar career to go with it.

Welcoming patients from Douglasville, Lithia Springs, and Villa Rica.

New Year’s Resolutions for Better Oral Health

Jan 07, 2016

resolutionsAs the calendar rolls into another year, so many resolutions are being made every day — to eat healthier, call your mom more, and get to the gym regularly. Chances are by June, more than half of all resolutions will have fallen by the wayside. At my Douglasville dental office, we’d like to propose a 2016 resolution challenge for better oral health, and help you keep it all year around.

Resolution #1: Drink More Water

Water is incredibly important not just for your oral health, but for your whole body. But most people don’t drink nearly enough of it. It’s a generally accepted rule to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water every day. This ensures your body is hydrated and able to function properly. It also helps rid your mouth of dangerous bacteria and stimulates saliva flow.

Resolution #2: Quit Smoking

Although quitting smoking comes with a whole host of health benefits like decreased risk for heart disease and cancer, putting down the cigarettes helps limit your chance for oral cancer, yellow teeth, and plaque and tartar build up.

Resolution #3: Choose Fruits and Veggies

Fruits, veggies, and even nuts are packed full of antioxidants that can help combat inflammation and kill bacteria, protecting teeth and gums. A bonus is the crunchy texture of some fruits and veggies like apples and carrots remove tooth plaque and can even freshen breath.

Resolution #4: Limit Alcohol

Alcohol is naturally drying, and a dry mouth is an unhappy mouth. Saliva is your body’s natural way of rinsing away food particles, neutralizing acids, and removing plaque and bacteria. The less saliva produced and the drier the mouth, the more likely bacteria and plaque are to linger around and cause problems.

Resolution #5: Visit Your Dentist in Douglasville

We typically recommend visiting us at least every six months, sometimes more if necessary. At these visits we not only check for potential problems that may be lurking around, we also use them as a chance to make sure your resolutions are holding strong and your oral health is thanking you for it.

There’s never been a better time to resolve to get your mouth in its best shape yet. And all of us at my dental office in Douglasville want to help. Dedicate 2016 to a healthier smile and an overall healthier you. Schedule your appointment today and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
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