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Dating & Dental Health: How Smiles Affect Your Love Life

June 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — barcofamilydentalteam @ 9:18 am
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Many of you are getting ready for vacations and trips — for time away from work or school. However, you shouldn’t forget that there’s such a thing as “summer romance.” These months can make for some excellent dates! After all, what better time is there for long walks on the beach? To make this season’s flings more effective, you should consider the link between dating and dental health. That said, read this summary of the topic to make your summer  “steamy” in many ways!

Partners Prize Good Oral Health

In most cases, people want romantic partners with good oral health. In one DeltaDental survey, nearly 80% of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers agreed that a nice smile tops their list of desirable qualities. The same study also found that 74% of its women respondents consider excellent dental health one of the sexiest qualities a person can have.

One Match.com survey researcher has said, “good teeth are a real indication of your health — how much you drink, smoke, what you’re eating.” In other words, your teeth and gums signal your overall fitness to potential dates.

Bad Teeth & Bad Breath are Turn-Offs

The emphasis on oral health also has a negative side: People don’t like dates with bad teeth or bad breath.

Just take a look at recent research. In the UK, a survey by the Dental Law Partnership concluded that 45% of all respondents cited lousy breath or yellow teeth as their top dating dealbreaker. It also saw that 27% of women aged 18-24 view a first date with someone with bad teeth as awful.

Tips to Improve Your Smile

Luckily, you can correct poor oral health and let your shiny teeth and gums draw in plenty of prospects. To do so, try to follow these guidelines:

  • Practice Good Oral Hygiene – Remember to brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time. Furthermore, floss at least once daily and rinse with an FDA-approved mouthwash.
  • See Your Dentist Regularly – Visit your dental practice for checkups and cleanings every six months to keep your smile healthy and problem-free.
  • Stop Bad Oral Habits – Smoking and tobacco use can stain your teeth, increase your risk of gum disease, and contribute to bad breath.

You can add “romance” to your summer’s rest and relaxation with the right smile. Just remember the ideas and tips above!

About the Practice

Barco Family Dentistry is based in Bloomington, IN. As led by Dr. Barco, their team is passionate about patient comfort and quality dental care. They take a personalized approach by creating custom treatment plans that cater to individuals’ unique oral health needs. Such treatments span preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, not to mention emergency dental services. For more information or to book an appointment, reach them at their website or by phone at (812)-332-8290.

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