Perfect Smile vs. Perfect Body

We live in a world where more of us than ever before want to look good, and more importantly, we want to feel good about the way we look. For better or worse, we live in a nanosecond society where people make judgements about who we are based on our appearance.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a study to determine if people preferred a perfect smile or a perfect body. They found an overwhelming majority of individuals preferred a perfect smile. 80 percent of Americans surveyed said they would spend money to counteract the effects of aging. 62 percent of this group said they would choose to improve their teeth while 48 percent said they would choose to allocate their money towards weight loss. Almost 45 percent of Americans believe an attractive smile can battle the effects of getting older.

Other studies have shown that many Americans have come to understand that a healthy, attractive smile can be a benefit in both their personal and professional lives. Read the full article.