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How a smile can impact your career

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Did you know that having a healthy smile is important not just for your physical health, but also for your career? While it may seem like a small detail, your smile can actually have a significant impact on how others perceive you, particularly in a professional setting.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it’s true what they say – they are infectious. Smiling makes other people feel good as well as yourself, and can change how others perceive you.

In this blog, we’ll explore the ways in which a smile can impact your career, from the emotional benefits of smiling to the importance of good oral hygiene and cosmetic dentistry. 

5 ways a healthy smile can impact your career

Investing in your smile is a crucial step towards investing in your future. If you’re thinking of changing jobs or looking for a promotion in your current role, you might consider starting with your smile. 

Boost your confidence

When you have a healthy, beautiful smile, you are more likely to feel confident in yourself and your abilities. This confidence can help you perform better in your job and make a better impression on clients, coworkers, and managers. Feeling good about your smile can also make you more willing to speak up in meetings, share your ideas, and take on new challenges.

Create a positive first impression

A bright, healthy smile can leave a positive impression on employers, colleagues, and clients. A beautiful smile conveys warmth, friendliness, and professionalism.

As we age, our teeth may become discoloured, chipped, or worn down, which can make us look older than we are. By maintaining good oral hygiene and addressing any cosmetic concerns, such as missing or misaligned teeth, you can achieve a more youthful appearance that can be beneficial in many professional settings.


“Couldn’t recommend them enough. First came to Lifestyle Dental not feeling confident about smiling and when I left I couldn’t stop smiling, so happy with the results.” – Lorna


In many professions, a confident and polished appearance is essential. A healthy smile can help you look more professional and put together. People are more likely to take you seriously if you have a healthy smile.

A smile can also be a powerful way to convey empathy and understanding, which can be particularly important for people who work in customer service or other fields where they interact with people on a daily basis.


Networking is a crucial aspect of many careers. When you have a beautiful smile, you are more likely to make a positive impression on potential employers, clients, or partners. A healthy smile can help you stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression.

Improve communication

A healthy smile can also improve your communication skills. When you are confident in your teeth, you are more likely to speak clearly and effectively. 

Maintaining your healthy smile

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining good oral health. Your dentist can identify and treat any dental problems early on, before they become more serious and require more extensive treatment. Regular check-ups also include an examination of your mouth for signs of oral cancer, which can be a life-saving measure. During a cleaning, your dentist or dental hygienist will remove any built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.

In addition to our regular check-ups, your dentist can also provide advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene at home. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and using mouthwash if necessary. You should also look to limit sugary drinks and snacks, and eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Cosmetic dental treatments to improve your confidence

Our range of cosmetic dental treatments can also help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that can positively impact your career. For example, teeth whitening can remove stains and discolouration, while invisible braces can straighten crooked teeth discreetly. Veneers, crowns, and dental implants can address more extensive cosmetic concerns, such as chipped or missing teeth.

These treatments can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but also boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Investing in your smile is investing in your career. If you are looking for a dental practice in Preston that can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Nadim Majid qualified from Liverpool Dental school in 2001 and since then has worked in Lancashire for a number of years. He decided to undertake a career in dentistry as he found it was a good mix of science and art and also gave him the ability to help people and make a difference for them.

This really hit home when he worked in a nursing home for a short time and actually saw the impact upon the health and well being of patients whom had lost their teeth the impact was significant on the general health and well being and this is something Dr. Majid wanted to make sure he helped others avoid.

Dr. Majid is trained in hypnosis, sedation for nervous people, dental implants as well as braces. He lives in Lancashire with his two children (twins) and his wife who is a teacher. Dr. Majid has always and will continue to be focused on producing top quality services that his patients have come to expect and appreciate.