Right now, you might not feel 100 percent confident when you're at work because of your smile. This is more common than you might think, and chances are good that you have at least one other coworker who feels similarly. This lack of confidence can prevent you from feeling your best while at work, though, and it can even affect you professionally. The good news is there are dental procedures that might help, including these five.
1. A Professional Cleaning
Just going in for a professional cleaning can make a difference if you haven't been going in for your dental appointments like you should. Your teeth might have visible plaque that you can't get rid of on your own, or you could have bad breath that is making you feel uncomfortable in professional settings. Going in for a professional cleaning is a good thing for your career and your dental health.
2. Professional Whitening
Even if you've had your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist, you might not like the color of your teeth. Professional whitening can help you get the white smile that you'll be proud to flash when you're in work meetings or when you're meeting with clients.
3. Adult Braces
Many professionals worry about how their misaligned teeth look, but they're also worried about the way that braces will look. You might be worried that adult braces will make you look younger and less professional, for example. However, braces can help you completely transform your smile and improve your oral health. Plus, many treatments are shorter than they were in the past, and there are cosmetic braces and clear retainers that can be used if you'd prefer a less obvious look during your orthodontic treatment.
For a total smile transformation, veneers are a good solution. They can be a bit expensive, but they're great for covering up discolored or otherwise unattractive teeth. They can even correct mild misalignment issues. Veneers can help you get the Hollywood type of smile that you've been hoping for, which can help you feel much more confident at work and in your social life.
5. Dental Bonding
If you'd like to repair a cracked or chipped tooth or cover up minor cosmetic issues but you can't afford veneers, you may want to look into dental bonding. It's not as long lasting but is an affordable solution to help you achieve a smile that you can be proud of when you're at work.