Do you ever dream of improving your first impressions with a smile makeover? If so, and you are in the 31-50 age group, then you are like 70% of the U.S. population according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Other interesting polls conclude: 50% of people are unsatisfied with their smile, 74% feel an unattractive smile can hurt their chances for career success, 96% believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite sex, and a whopping 99.7% of all Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Based on all of these statistics, you begin to see the underlying psychological and physical benefits that go hand-in-hand with a beautiful smile. Lance Ogata DDS, from Kahului HI, on the subject of how cosmetic dentistry can help you boost your confidence adds, "Your smile is an important aspect of your physical appearance – one that cannot be fixed with makeup or concealed with clothing. How healthy your teeth are on the inside and out can convey a message of confidence to the rest of the world."