As you sit at home in quarantine, you’re undoubtedly spending plenty of time online. Maybe you’re taking this opportunity to tweak your profile on LinkedIn. Have you also given your accompanying photo some love? The way you present yourself professionally goes beyond education and experience. If you have a broken-down smile, it could be negatively impacting your LinkedIn profile and your career opportunities. Cosmetic dentistry can make all the difference.
Why Your Teeth Matter on LinkedIn
Gone are the days when resumes didn’t have photos on them. Anyone who’s job hunting or networking knows that a LinkedIn profile is essential – and so is a good photo. You may be wearing a suit to reflect your professionalism, workout clothes to represent your athletic brand, cocktail attire to reinforce your lifestyle brand, and so on. But one thing every professional has in common is the need for a good smile.
You already know appearance matters – that’s why you paid for those head shots, or at least had your best friend take dozens of different photos to get the most flattering one. Did any of those pictures include you hiding your teeth because you’re embarrassed by them? Does your photo reflect the real you? Are you really someone who always keeps their lips closed tightly and is straight-faced all the time?
Whether you are job hunting, looking for employees, or promoting your business or product, people respond to you not only because of the content you post but because of how you look. A bright, authentic photo draws people in – imagine if you had a great smile beckoning to them.
Upgrade Your Head Shot
There are many ways to get a smile makeover. You can go all in with major cosmetic dentistry or make some minor upgrades for major impact. When you talk to your Johns Creek cosmetic dentist, ask about the following procedures:
- Porcelain veneers: You’re serious about your work, and how you look matters every day and every second of your job. A good smile is an investment in your livelihood. Porcelain veneers are customized to you in every way so you have a smile that looks flawless and natural.
- Teeth whitening: The fastest way to make a change to your smile, professional teeth whitening gets the job done quickly in a one-hour in-office dental treatment that leaves you with teeth that are shades whiter. Alternatively, you can work on whitening on your own time at home with take-home kits using professional-grade bleaching agents.
- Crowns, inlays, or onlays: If you have a problem tooth that doesn’t look good because it’s oddly shaped or stained, a crown can cover up what you don’t like. If a crown seems too invasive a treatment, you may be a good candidate for a partial crown, known as an onlay, or an even smaller correction that goes on the biting surface of your tooth, an inlay.
If you’re ready to improve your LinkedIn profile, consider how cosmetic dentistry can help. Contact Hello Family Dental to schedule an appointment in Johns Creek.