Teeth whitening is a highly popular cosmetic treatment here at Lander and we love seeing patients with more confidence in their smile and in themselves as a result. A great-looking smile goes a long way for a number of reasons – here are a few examples of how it can affect your day-to-day life for the better.

Making a good first impression

If you’re applying for a new job and meeting the MD or CEO for the first time for interview, a healthy-looking, white smile indicates that you care about yourself, therefore you will care about the job you are potentially going to do for them. A great smile could be the difference between you and another candidate and in the image-conscious world we live in, it’s important to take pride in the way you look.

A great smile and the workplace

Continuing the theme of the workplace, maintaining a good-looking smile sets an example to the people you work with. In fact, in an American study from the Kelton Research Study  about how a smile affects how you are perceived in the workplace, 75% of those surveyed said they were more likely to trust someone who had a good-looking smile.

You’ll find yourself smiling more often

We understand all too well that an unhealthy-looking, discoloured smile can leave you feeling like you don’t want to smile. But repressing a smile can actually affect your overall mental well-being, as it suppresses the release of endorphins, the chemicals responsible for feeling good. Addressing your smile could have a significant impact on your happiness each day – simply looking in the mirror when you brush will leave you feeling proud about how your smile looks.

You’ll want to take more pride in your smile post-treatment  

If you’re unhappy with your smile, this can have a knock-on effect on actually wanting to put the effort in to turn the tide – it’s easy to adopt a “why bother now?” mentality once you attain a certain degree of discolouration. Many patients invest more time into their dental health routine after teeth whitening, with a view to maintaining the effects for as long as possible.


If you would like more information about teeth whitening at Lander, please don’t hesitate to contact our Truro practice.