In America, most people--including employers--make instant judgments based on appearance, including someone's smile and teeth. We associate how one presents their oral health with all kinds of biases that reflect some of the social biases we have. Those views can prevent potential employers from recognizing potential assets. If a job requires social interaction with the public, a customer service job or good entry-level job may only be available to those who can smile, function or chew properly.
The problem is partly based on appearance, but also on the health effects of poor dental care, which have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Employers do not like those working for them to miss work, and when employees don't feel good, their performance suffers also. The problem is also embarrassing. Studies show that when people have good dental health, chances of employment increase. Your local Board Certified Prosthodontist is best able to offer you the alternatives you need to have a healthy smile.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309