Seventy-four percent of adults say that “an unattractive smile” can hurt a person’s chances for career success. According to surveys conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), more than half of adults feel that a person’s smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone.
Today’s college students feel this pressure even greater than past generations. “In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, more people are getting their first impression of you online in profiles and pictures,” explains AACD President Dr. Ron Goodlin.
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot, widely regarded as two of the best Suffolk County cosmetic dentists, offer the following tips for putting your best face forward in the Digital Age.
As you shop for basic school supplies, toiletries and dorm stuff, be sure to add a new toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss. Dentists recommend that toothbrushes be replaced at least every 3-4 months. These small steps are a person’s strongest defense against cavities, plaque and gum disease. Be sure your busy schedule includes time for flossing and brushing at least twice a day. Before life gets too hectic, schedule your annual checkup with the dentist during your next break from school.
Limit consumption of tobacco, sports drinks, energy drinks, coffee, tea, juice, red wine and soda. Generally, be more mindful about rinsing with water, chewing sugarless gum or brushing right after the consumption of any dark, laundry-staining items like blueberries or soy sauce. Beware of sugary, starchy foods like breakfast cereals, potatoes, breads and pastas – which increase acidity in the mouth and promote the erosion of tooth enamel.
On the other hand, there are many smart food and drink choices that promote dental health, such as:
Have your smile imperfections been getting you down lately? Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot specialize in helping patients living or going to school in Long Island, NY achieve confidence-boosting, career-enhancing smiles. They truly understand the pressures college students face to look their best and attract success amid a competitive environment. Long Island Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 31 Fairway Drive in Rocky Point, New York, which is convenient for students attending Suffolk County Community College, Empire State College and SUNY Stony Brook.
From Invisalign and in-office teeth whitening treatments, to porcelain veneers and natural looking tooth-colored fillings, Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry has all the latest technology college students need to remedy the most common dental issues. Call 631-246-4992 to schedule your consultation today!
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