A Smile is Your Best First Impression

dca-blog_discover-why-better-smile-better-impression

Each day, we all try to put our best foot forward, but it may serve you better to put your best face forward. That’s the result of recent research that shows the impact and importance of attractive, straight teeth. We all know that appearances matter, but it now seems that your smile has a huge effect on how others perceive you.

According to a survey by of more than 1,000 Americans by Kelton Research, people with straight teeth and a well-maintained smile make much better impressions. The study showed that people with attractive smiles are viewed as more professionally successful, financially stable, healthy, happy, and intelligent. They also are deemed more socially attractive and worthy of dating. And almost three-quarters of respondents said they would be more likely to trust a person with a nice smile than someone with a good career, an impressive car, or a fashionable outfit. And all of these desirable qualities are based solely on a person’s dental care.

In addition, 87 percent of respondents admitted that they would give up something for an entire year if it meant having a beautiful smile for the rest of their lives.

“Your smile has more of an effect on what others perceive about you than you think,” said psychologist Michelle Callahan, Ph.D.

Whether personally or professionally, in person or online, a nice-looking smile is much more important than meets than the eye.

Since your smile says so much about you, it’s a good idea to keep it looking its best. Today, dentists offer a variety of ways to dramatically improve your smile, such as whitening, straightening, and implants. These procedures have become incredibly popular as more and more people realize the impact of their smile. With so many available and affordable cosmetic options, you no longer have to settle and suffer with an unattractive smile.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your smile is with whitening. Simply removing the stains and yellowing from teeth can make you look years younger and a million times better. There are many ways to whiten your teeth, from at-home kits to in-office treatments performed by a dentist. While over-the-counter whitening kits are a common option, they may cause uneven splotches and tooth sensitivity if used incorrectly. These products may be less expensive, but they also whiten less effectively. To achieve the best and brightest results, have you teeth professionally whitened by an affordable dentist.

Another way to enhance the appearance of your teeth is through straightening. Whether you didn’t wear braces as a child or your teeth have shifted with time, it’s never too late to fix crooked teeth. Best of all, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing with today’s new invisible braces.

If you’re feeling self-conscious about missing or damaged teeth, a dentist in Peoria can ease your mind and your mouth by restoring the teeth you’ve lost with dental implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. In addition to improving the look of your smile, they can also improve your facial appearance, your speech, your dental health, your confidence, and your overall quality of life. Dental implants are often preferred over dentures because they are permanent, more comfortable, and easier to maintain.

Now that you realize the impact of your smile and your options for making it better, see an affordable dentist and take control of the way you look to really wow the world.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Peoria, call Maple Shade Dental Group today at (855) 979-3356 or make an appointment.

Maple Shade Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Peoria. With 3 affiliated practices throughout Illinois, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Maple Shade Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Maple Shade Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
My son and I both greatly enjoy the staff at our dentist office. I wish I felt the same way about my doc office : )) I hope eveyone in that office […]
Tracy B.
Prompt care with very little wait, thorough cleaning and exam with very qualified hygienist and dentist.
Cheryl H.
Great service. Wonderful.
Andrew L.
First class.
Patrick O.
Excellent service as always!
Sean K.
I was very pleased with my visit. Everyone was very kind and caring! What a great job they did making me very comfortable The Foehr Group is AWESOME!
Debbie J.
I love Maple Shade!Love my dentist and my lovely hygentist!
Laura B.
I was pleased with my last visit,. i have had a recent time when in was biting myself. this seems to have correcterd itself.
Warren L.
Jen was wonderful as always!
Jene F.
Great service from awesome people.
Jeff J.
I have been going to Maple Shade for years and have always had a positive experience. From having a broken tooth fixed on an emergency weekend visit, […]
Samantha S.
Dr. Weiss and Amy took the first step in providing me with a new crown. They were both very efficient and pleasant. The temporary crown fits like a […]
Ray S.
As always visit was quick and thorough, great work!
Daniel T.
They are the best, Doctor Duncan and his staff.
Sandra T.
Amazing service! Didn't make me feel embarrassed or guilty about any of my dental history.
Kelsey M.
Always a pleasant experience.....a wonderful staff.
Steven F.
Friendly staff, good feedback, prompt service.
Michael M.
Pleasant hygienist and dentist. Thorough cleaning. Appointment took the expected amount of time.
Kayla A.
My appointment was on time. Staff are always friendly and professional.
Susan C.
Friendly, prompt & professional service!
Jennifer A.
Everyone was very professional, helpful, informative and personable. I will with out a doubt be referring people to you.
Zackery C.
Got right in and was able to get my tooth patched quickly, with no pain. Great work! Thanks!!!
Alex S.
Always awesome quality care by great people at Maple Shade in East Peoria
Sarah B.
Always very friendly and knowledgable. Been coming here since I was a kid and I'll keep coming. The dentists and hygenists are always smiling!
Peter V.
Always enjoy the friendly people & it didn't hurt.
Michael S.
Excellent service. I get very anxious at the dentist and The Foehr Group made me feel so relaxed and comfortable that I actually enjoyed my visit to […]
Michelle W.
I feel very confident with all the services at Maple Shade! It is a warm and professional environment!
Elizabe K.
Dr Ruffin was compassionate and gentle dealing with my dental work and my TMJ THANKS!
Joyce G.
Friendly people and a great environment.
Brian P.
They have been my dentist for over 20 years, doesn't matter which staff member you get you always get great service and treated well. I like all of […]
Terri I.
All the staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Duncan did a great job. Thanks again.
Zackery C.
I had a great experience, my teeth look and feel great!
Jeremy S.
Very professional and friendly service!
Ann M.
on time, friendly staffs, nice environment
Tsunghow L.
Great place.
Anonymous
Excellent care, great staff.
Melody K.
ON time, friendly, skilled!
Tore P.
On time, friendly, gentle, and efficient.
Michael P.
Great service... Keep up the good work!!!
Michael B.
Everyone was very professional, helpful, informative and personable. I will without a doubt be referring you to anyone I know.
Zackery C.
I love Jenn and Dr. Wright. They make coming to the dentist a fun, positive experience. I changed insurances, and I am no longer in-network, but I […]
Susan F.
Always a pleasurable experience. They were very professional and informative of services for myself and my daughter. They make the dentist visits fun […]
Holley G.
It's always a better than great experience when I go to Maple Shades in East Peoria. Jenn is the greatest dental hygienist in this galaxy and solar […]
Kevin T.
I have always been extremely happy with my visits. Everyone is very friendly and professional and a joy to be with. My hygienist is wonderful. It's […]
Bradley L.
I am always impressed with the genuine welcome I receive when I arrive. The staff are always smiling and friendly. I never have a long wait and the […]
Tera M.
Prompt and on time service in a nice environment.
Jason B.
Great people, great experience.
Scott M.
Had to reschedule my appointment at the last minute. They were able to squeeze me in. Always get great service with a smile!
Emma B.
Great service. Always friendly,professional and timely.
Deandrea B.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3356