Are you lacking in the date department? Have you had too many first dates and not enough second dates? You don’t need scores of love matches – just the right one. But finding him or her can be a challenge if your smile is getting in the way.
Here’s what you need to know about your teeth and your chances for finding love:
- The smile was ranked as the most important attribute when determining attractiveness (Crest and Oral B Smile Survey).
- 38 percent of people wouldn’t go on a second date with someone with crooked teeth (Kelton Research).
- People with straight teeth were perceived to be more successful, have a better social life, and a better personality (Kelton Research).
- Kissing increases saliva in your mouth, which cleans your teeth of the bacteria that can cause cavities (Academy of General Dentistry).
If you’re a bachelor or bachelorette who’s wishing for love, it’s time to evaluate your smile to determine if it’s hampering your chances of making a match. And this doesn’t just mean looking in the mirror – you may have to do a little soul searching. Ask yourself if your confidence is lacking because you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look. If you’re giving off I’m-not-comfortable-with-how-I-look vibes, that can make you unattractive to others.
Dating is tough enough in today’s wired world so get the perfect smile you’ve always through porcelain veneers, cerinate lumineers, professional tooth whitening, dental implants, or other cosmetic dentistry options. Contact Dr. Ken Cirka and our Philadelphia dental office to discuss your options – then get out there and start smiling. You won’t be shy any longer about flirting or puckering up.