New smile makes you (look) smarter

Can a new smile make you appear more successful and intelligent?

We all know a beautiful smile will make you more attractive. But the latest research conducted by Beall Research & Training of Chicago adds a surprising fact: a new smile will make you appear more intelligent, interesting, successful and wealthy to others as well.

An independent study was recently carried out on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). According to the AACD, “Pictures of eight individuals were shown to 528 Americans, a statistically valid cross section of the population. The respondents were asked to quickly judge the eight people as to how attractive, intelligent, happy, successful in their career, friendly, interesting, kind, wealthy, popular with the opposite sex, and sensitive to other people they were.

Respondents were not told that they were looking at dentistry, but were asked to make snap judgments rating each person for ten characteristics, on a scale of one to ten, with “one” being “not at all,” and “ten” being “extremely.””

In an independent study conducted on behalf of the AACD in 2004, it was discovered that:
~ Virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset.
~ 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex.
~ Three-quarters (74%) of adults feels an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.

When asked, “What is the first thing you notice in a person’s smile?”
The most common responses were:
·    Straightness
·    Whiteness & Color of Teeth
·    Cleanliness of Teeth
·    Sincerity of Smile
·    Any Missing Teeth?
·    Sparkle of Smile

And when asked, “What types of things do you consider make a smile unattractive?”
The most common responses were:
·    Discolored, Yellow or Stained Teeth
·    Missing Teeth
·    Crooked Teeth
·    Decaying Teeth & Cavities
·    Gaps & Spaces in Teeth
·    Dirty Teeth

The AACD has been telling people that a beautiful smile was a great investment in their futures. Now they have independent evidence.

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