According to a growing number of people in the industry, regular visits to the dentist may have an unexpected benefit in Joondalup, Perth or across Australia. While the evidence is anecdotal, the conclusion is clear: many Australians are now requesting treatments such as teeth whitening because they feel it gets them better jobs.
An online poll of dentists in 2007 revealed that 45% felt that men didn’t feel the need to go to a dentist on a regular basis. 30% thought men were afraid or embarrassed to go to the dentist. 18% felt that men don’t think they have time to go to the dentist.
However, since then, dentists have noticed an uptick in men asking for basic cosmetic procedures such as whitening, porcelain veneers or bonding. The reason most often being volunteered by men is that they are more likely to be promoted or find a better job if they have better looking teeth.
When many of the baby boomer generation were growing up, some people would go their entire lifetime having only one or two jobs. They would work with the same company and work their way up the ladder. People who changed jobs in search of opportunity were labelled as “job-hopper” and stigmatised.
In the modern era, most jobs are not seen as permanent anymore. Businesses come and go; management comes and goes. Layoffs and firings are more frequent. Having a good resume and interview skills are now seen as important ingredients for success.
Ideally, nobody would be judged on their appearance. However, in every aspect of today’s living, we are. People with missing or crooked teeth are seen as being less intelligent than those with a full, straight set of teeth. If everything else is equal in two candidates, the one with the best appearance is going to get the job. Bad teeth are an easy way for someone to disqualify candidates when interviewing a number of people.
Look Your Best When Applying for a Promotion or a New Job
To get started on a program to make your smile the best it can be, call 1300 Great Smile today:(08) 9404 9500