27 Seconds is All You Have for This…
If we ask you how long it takes to make a first impression, what would you say… 15 minutes, 5 minutes, even 2 minutes? WRONG! A recent study by American-based Dollar Shave Club has found that you have only 27 seconds in which to make a good first-impression. Yes, just 27 seconds!
Making a good first impression in high-stress situations, like a job interview or a first date, is nerve-wracking enough. For those with periodontal disease, those 27 seconds might just feel like hours because of those surveyed, 53 per cent indicated that a nice smile is the key to making a good first impression. And if oral issues are stopping you for smiling, what impression are you sending?
I like to think that as Canadians, we are less quick to judge. However, even with a few extra seconds or minutes, the lack of a confident smile still speaks volumes; and when you have periodontal issues, such as a gummy smile, broken, chipped or missing teeth, or severe dental misalignment, smiling might just be the last thing you want to do.
Social Impact of Periodontal Disease
A lack of confidence brought on by a compromised smile affects all areas of your life, from social interactions to professional advancement. What some people think of as cosmetic procedures, is really so much more to those dealing with periodontal disease. It isn’t just about placing a porcelain veneer or bridge for periodontal patients, it is about giving them back the ability to smile confidently and approach those situations without holding back.
The best periodontal experts in Mississauga understand the hesitation some people feel about dentistry. There is often anxiety and fear surrounding the more invasive oral procedures. The experts at Periodontal Associates have more than 80 years of combined experience helping patients confidently address their oral concerns. With the advancements in dental procedures today, there are simple procedures that can address those imperfections that are blocking your smile.
As experts in periodontal treatments, specializing in dental implants, gum recession, crown lengthening, bone grafting and more, we’d love to help you address your dental and smile concerns. Call us at 1-800-341-7471 or connect via email at [email protected]. Until then… keep smiling! We are located in Mississauga near Square One.