Have you been putting off your dental check-ups? Well, it’s never been a better time to go and see your dentist as research has shown strong links between good teeth and better job prospects.

A study carried out by Bupa revealed that almost half of the surveyed population found people with healthy looking teeth to be more authoritative. Additionally, 54% of people felt that receiving a smile from their boss was great motivation in the workplace. Further studies also noted that people with better teeth seemed to be ideal employees because they appear meticulous and diligent. An outstanding 42% of employees also felt that working with bad teeth was distracting.

Malcolm Gladwell (writer from the New Yorker) recently highlighted that teeth are becoming the new benchmark of inequality. It is important to look after both ours and our children’s dental health in the early years of their lives to help make sure we both have healthy mouths in the future. Research shows that maintaining a good oral health routine can have a huge impact on the quality of life.

Keeping your teeth healthy is simple and involves regular visits to your dentist and good oral hygiene at home.