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Romance & Oral Health: How Your Smile Affects Your Love Life

February 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adc4smilesteam @ 7:08 am
A couple exchanging gifts on Valentine’s Day

Now that February is here, you may look forward to Valentine’s Day. It’s a great event to enjoy – a festive outing with your sweetheart is always nice. Still, don’t forget to prepare your mouth for the big day. Oral health and romance relate to each other strongly. You might upset your partner if your grin isn’t up to snuff. Luckily, your Crown Pointe dentist can help. Here’s how your smile affects your love life and ways to improve it.

Dates Desire Healthy Mouths

Among other things, a date will want their partner to have good oral health. The latter trait is viewed as something inherently attractive.

Modern research backs up this fact. A DeltaDental survey finds that 80% of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers see a nice smile as highly desirable. Similarly, 74% of its women respondents consider excellent teeth one of the sexiest qualities you can have.

The reason oral health is prized could stem from evolution. According to a researcher, “Good teeth are a real indication of your health — how much you drink, smoke, what you’re eating.” That means your smile may reflect your physical well-being.

Dirty Mouths are a Turn-Off

As you’d expect, the emphasis on oral health works both ways. A lot of people view bad teeth and bad breath as dating dealbreakers.

If you need proof, just look at the current science. A Dental Law Partnership survey noted that 45% of respondents cite smelly breath and yellow teeth as huge turn-offs. Within the same research, 27% of women 18-24 thought a first date with bad teeth was terrible.

How to Transform Your Oral Health

Even if your mouth isn’t all that healthy, you still have hope for Valentine’s Day. There are various ways to improve your teeth, gums, breath, and more. Just remember to use the tips below:

  • See Your Dentist Often – Remember to see your dentist for six-month checkups and cleanings. That way, they can diagnose and treat oral issues before things worsen. (It also wouldn’t hurt to make your grin shiny with a teeth-whitening treatment.)
  • Brush & Floss Daily – If you don’t already, make sure to brush your teeth twice daily and floss between them once daily. Your smile should start to look better in no time.
  • Avoid Bad Oral Habits – Various oral habits can harm your oral health. For instance, smoking tobacco can cause gum disease and tooth stains. Biting on hard objects can also chip your teeth.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so don’t waste the time you have left. Use the tips above to ensure your oral health and romance relate well!

About the Practice

Advanced Dental Concepts is based in Crown Pointe, IN. Led by Drs. Hayes, Mousa, and Vu, our practice emphasizes patient-oriented dental care. That means we offer preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services tailored to your unique smile. Our team can also provide you with emergency dentistry, dental sedation, and orthodontic options as needed. For more details or to book a visit, reach us on our website or by phone at (219)-663-6878.

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