It’s no secret that dating can be tricky. Whether you meet people at bars, book clubs, grocery stores, or on dating apps, finding someone you click with can be hard. For that reason, it’s important to give yourself a leg-up when possible. Having a great smile is one way to do this. Continue reading to learn about three ways that your smile can have an effect on your dating life.
Reason #1: Teeth Talk
A survey found that 74% of the women surveyed said good oral health is one of the most attractive qualities a potential partner can have. Since the condition of your teeth says a lot about you, this makes a lot of sense.
For example, your smile can tell your date a lot about what you eat as well as whether you smoke cigarettes. This is why 25% of women said they would end a relationship if their partner didn’t brush twice daily. Additionally, 58% of men said healthy teeth are a must-have. Be sure to visit your dentist biannually and practice good oral hygiene at home so you can keep your smile date-ready.
Reason #2: Bad Breath Is the Most Common Dating Turn Off
The aforementioned survey also found that approximately 85% of people listed bad breath as a turn-off when dating. Additionally, more than 60% of people said they broke up with someone due to bad breath, and another 20% said that was the reason a relationship ended.
If you’re struggling with bad breath, schedule an appointment with your dentist. They will be able to pinpoint if a large cavity, gum disease, or another health issue is the root of the problem.
Additionally, implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine. This should include brushing twice per day for two minutes, flossing nightly, rinsing with mouthwash, and brushing your tongue. On your date, avoid garlic, onions, and other foods that can cause bad breath.
Reason #3: Your Smile Affects Your Confidence
Confidence is key when putting yourself out there. Unfortunately, one in three ages 18 to 34 are reluctant to smile due to insecurities about their teeth. This can be interpreted as being untrustworthy or disinterested. In contrast, a study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that a nice smile made people come off as more successful, intelligent, and wealthy.
About the Practice
Buda Dental Professionals gives patients the care they need to keep their smiles healthy and strong. This includes checkups, cleanings, and other preventive procedures to keep cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues at bay. If you are starting to go out on dates, they can give you advice on how to prevent bad breath and other issues that can get in the way of finding your ideal match. To set up an appointment with Buda Dental Professionals or for more information on their services, call their office (512) 295-5555 or visit their website.