It’s never too late to pursue career success. Whether you’re in the job hunt fresh out of school or after years of doing different work, job seeking is always a tough road to hoe. Surprisingly, your dentist is a key asset in the hunt. In this post, we’ll take a look at all the different ways our cosmetic treatments can help you land your next job.

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A clear, confident smile is an asset to any job seeker.

A recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that 48% of survey respondents said a smile matters the most when making a first impression. Nowhere is this sentiment more evident than online profile pictures. And for job seekers, websites like want a picture to put with the resume.

Having a bright, confident smile in these photos is crucial. It allows potential employers to see your confidence and personality. Unfortunately, many people are afraid to smile for cameras because they are self-conscious about their teeth.

This is where your dentist can help. At our Jacksonville office, for example, we offer “smile consultations,” which can address the issues that cause the self-conscious feelings. Whether it’s fixing tooth alignment, brightening stained teeth, or making damaged teeth look new, a cosmetic treatment can turn your smile from a source of worry into a source of pride.


In decades past, people in the work force who wanted to straighten their teeth faced silver braces for months. The prospect often dissuaded many from pursuing treatment because of self-esteem issues.

  • Would the braces make me less attractive when I meet with client prospects?
  • Would my braces dampen my first impression to possible employers?
  • Would food get stuck on my brackets during a lunch meeting?

Now, with the rising popularity of clear aligners like Invisalign, you can obtain straighter teeth without worrying about the negatives of braces. The aligners are removable, which means the patient doesn’t need to worry about food getting stuck anywhere. They also are much subtler than silver brackets, giving the patient more confidence.


The value of a bright, healthy smile is sky-high now and will only continue to escalate. It is gaining special momentum in the growing fields of social media and business. If you live in the Jacksonville area and would like a smile consultation, contact our dentist office. We’ll help you realize all the benefits a confident smile can provide.