Are My Dental Problems Affecting My Career?

Implant, Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Green Valley Ranch & Nearby Areas of Colorado

Posted: September 10, 2019
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Oral health and beauty issues can have a profound impact on your career. Your smile is one of your most noticeable attributes and a smile that is broken, crooked, severely stained, or otherwise off-putting can have a demonstrably negative impact on your ability to secure employment or climb the ladder once employed.

 A recent study from the American Dental Association found that 30% of people aged 18 to 34 reported their dental problems had interfered with successful interviews. A similar report from NBC found this problem is common among older adults as well, making poor oral health and beauty an issue that can impact job seekers of all ages.

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The ADA study identified several issues that may be present in the minds of hiring managers and interviewers when faced with a potential employee whose smile is unappealing. Some of the biggest are:

  • The impact a person’s appearance has on his or her ability to successfully interact with clients and customers. If your smile is unattractive to your potential employer, they may see that as an impediment to your success with clients and customers you may need to interact with.
  • The willingness of a person to smile. When you are unwilling to smile due to embarrassment about your teeth or gums, the message you convey may not be open and pleasant, leading potential employers to misjudge you as cold or indifferent.
  • Snap-judgement about self-discipline. A smile that does not look healthy may send the message to a potential employer that personal hygiene and self-discipline are not important to you. This can have a negative impact on their willingness to bring you onto the team.

As unfair and inaccurate as these judgments may be, they are real impediments to success.

It is important that you know they do not have to be.

We are Here to Help

happy patient after dental treatmentDr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz understand how limiting an unattractive or unhealthy smile can be. We are here to assess your needs – absolutely free of judgment – and to find the most effective solutions for your specific problems.

Compassionate, caring, thoughtful, and thorough, our dentists and our team view our patients like family – and we want our family to succeed in business and in life. We are here to do whatever it takes to get your smile to its strongest, healthiest, and most attractive state.

At Highpoint Dental, we provide a wide range of general and cosmetic services, enabling us to meet the varied needs of every person we see. By offering a comprehensive selection of treatments, we are able to address nearly every oral health and beauty condition in the same office, saving you time while also allowing you to work with just one dental team who actually knows your history, understands your desires, and wants nothing more than to make you happy. This may include services such as:

When several issues are impacting the health and beauty of your smile, we may recommend a Cosmetic Smile Makeover or Full Mouth Reconstruction, enabling us to address several issues at once. This will depend on your specific needs and be based on your goals and desires.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you suspect your smile is holding you back in life, we are here to help. Call Highpoint Dental at 303-617-9100 to schedule a free consultation and learn how. Located in Aurora, Dr. Baltz, Dr. Rowe, and the team at Highpoint Dental welcome patients from all surrounding areas including Centennial, Parker, and Green Valley Ranch.