The ‘selfie’ phenomenon is taking off. Everyone is doing it, celebrities, kids, grandparents even the White House is getting in on the action. The quick snapshots have become the norm.

There are apps for it, songs about it and instructions on how to take the best selfie. The entity known as the selfie has a life of its own. In fact, the ‘selfie’ as well as social media, is having a large impact on cosmetic procedures and cosmetic dentistry.

According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist at Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, “More and more people are choosing teeth whitening, dental veneers and invisible fillings than ever before. More and more people are coming in for cosmetic dental procedures to enhance and improve their selfie, including teeth whitening and dental veneers. People see something on that photo that is concerning to them, bothering them, or something about their smile that they want to see look better”.

As a business person, or as a college graduate in job interview mode, you need to maintain your social media image and profile, as well as your public image. If you have recently viewed a picture of yourself from this new and unfamiliar angle, and are not happy with what you are seeing, it may be time for cosmetic dentistry. Brighter, straighter teeth give you a healthier, younger appearance.

A new study shows that the rise of ‘selfies’is having a huge impact on the cosmetic dentistry industry. Many of the people that are opting for cosmetic procedures are choosing to have the procedures done, not necessarily because the selfie made them concerned about something, but because they didn’t like the way the selfie presented the way they looked.

But, keep in mind: Another thing to remember– those selfie pics can be deceiving! The cameras on these smartphones are not made for taking close-up self-portraits, they’re made for wider group shots and landscape pictures. For more information on cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Dr. Johnson at www.Newton Wellesley Dental