Employees in the UK are worried that unhealthy teeth can damage job prospects, performance and the confidence they have in themselves and others, according to research.

The Bupa study of 2,000 UK employees found that 28% of workers try not to smile at work, as they are not confident about their teeth.

What’s more, people with missing teeth can find the daily activities of a busy job even more of a challenge than most, according to an article published on click4teeth.com.

Written with assistance from experienced implant dentists, the article explains how dental implants have helped people suffering from missing teeth regain confidence in smiling, eating and interacting with others at work and socially.

In the article, patients describe how dental implants have helped them to:

  • Smile confidently
  • Interact with colleagues and customers without embarrassment
  • No longer worry about a denture slipping or falling out
  • Enjoy eating socially
  • Eat what they want.

Dr James Main, one of the article contributors, says: ‘One of the first things that people will notice about you, is your smile. They will often formulate their impression of you based on how your smile looks. Several of my patients who were previously held back by their teeth have told me that dental implant treatment has helped to improve their confidence at work considerably.’

To read the full article, visit How dental implants can help boost confidence at work.