For successful professionals in vibrant cities such as Los Angeles and West Hollywood, image is imperative. A professional image and confident persona can make the difference between success and failure in interviews, presentations, and meetings. It can also make an important difference in your personal life. Your smile defines your image – whether it is elegant, showy, subtle, alluring, unremarkable, or unattractive.
According to psychologists, it only takes 30 seconds to form a first impression. Naturally, that’s not enough time to have a conversation. That all-important first impression is formed largely on your appearance. Your smile is usually the first thing others notice, and the last they forget. What does it say about you?
An independent study was conducted by Beall Research and Training. Hundreds of American adults participated. The vast majority agreed that a nice smile is important for making a good impression. According to the results, individuals with attractive smiles are perceived as:
- More intelligent
- Professionally successful
- More sensitive to others
- More interesting
- More attractive and popular
According to a separate survey of employers, appearance was listed as the most common reason for rejecting applicants. It was higher on the list than hostility, bad attitude, or even arriving late. Perhaps more surprising are the results of a study by the Fairleigh Dickinson University. It concluded that attractive applicants were offered a starting salary up to 20 percent higher than “average” applicants were.
In the business world, other people’s opinions do matter. However, your self-image is still the most important. When you sit down to lunch with a business associate or walk into a boardroom, you need to feel like you’re on top of your game. Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? If so, you can imagine what cosmetic dentistry can do for your confidence.
Dr. Don Mungcal and the efficient team at Downtown Dental understand how important your smile is. We also understand how important your time is. We utilize the latest technologies and techniques to deliver exquisite results with fewer office visits. Dr. Mungcal also has the experience and expertise to do it right the first time. We want you to walk out of our office with a smile you love, and the confidence to take on the world.
Don’t compromise your image or waste your time with sub-par cosmetic work. Find out for yourself why Downtown News has voted us “Best of Downtown” three years in a row. Call 213-863-9464 and schedule an appointment today.