Although dental exams are often the last entry in a person’s healthcare plan, they really should top the list. Why? Because your smile is your first impression and great first impressions are important in so many contexts, ranging from your career to your social life. In fact, a recent study revealed that people with whiter, stronger-looking teeth were perceived as trustworthy, professionally successful and more likely to be hired. Unfortunately, individuals with stained, crooked or broken teeth were viewed as under-qualified and thought to have poor oral hygiene.