Perfect Smile or Perfect Body - Which Would You Choose?

Sunday, October 21st, 2012, 6:24 pm

Do you think you know the answer chosen by most people when given the choice between a hypothetical perfect smile or perfect body? If you thought people would pick the perfect body you would be wrong!

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey asking this question and found the overwhelming majority of people chose the perfect smile over the perfect body. The survey also revealed at 80% of American adults said they would pay to fix a flaw that occurred due to aging and out of that group, 62% said they would choose to improve the quality of their teeth. Only 48% said they would use the money to lose weight instead.

Almost half of American adults feel that a smile can make you look younger. The second choice for battling the effects of aging was a person’s eyes. Only 10% thought that body shape could make you look younger.

Age played a difference here. People over age 50 were more likely to think a smile could make you appear younger. Only 38% of those aged 18-29 believed a smile could make you look younger versus 54% for those over 50.

Getting a younger looking smile is easier than you might think. As we age our teeth become stained and yellow. A simple dental bleaching can erase years off your appearance by brightening and whitening your teeth.

Teeth also tend to move as we get older and crowding is common. Even if you have had straight teeth most of your life, crowded teeth, especially in the lower jaw, can cause changes in your appearance that make you look older. Ask us about your cosmetic dentistry options for a younger looking smile.

Please contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9439 to schedule your consultation. A more perfect smile is just a phone call away.

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