September 22, 2016
When you smile, are you self-conscious? Do you have cosmetic flaws that make you feel like you don’t want to smile widely and proudly? If you do, you may be a perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
Numerous studies in numerous countries have revealed that people judge each other based on their dental appearance. A study published in 2001 by Dr Liana Eli et al at Tel Aviv University in Israel covered three categories: social, esthetic and professional. When test subjects were shown pictures of people that had been manipulated to show apparent decay in the front teeth, they downgraded those people in all three categories compared to pictures in which they had perfect teeth.
Not only did the test subjects perceive the people with “bad teeth” to be socially, esthetically and professionally inferior, the results were amplified when evaluating photos of the opposite sex.