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Is Your Smile Hurting Your Love Life? Find Out Here!

January 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 4:52 pm
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Being single comes with numerous benefits; however, it may not feel that way as Valentine’s Day approaches. On the contrary, you might be feeling unlucky in love and wondering why you haven’t found the right person yet. According to recent research, the answer might literally be right under your nose: your smile!

Poor Dental Health: Why It’s a Problem & The Solution

Think dental health doesn’t impact your dating life? Think again! Nearly 75% of women surveyed shared that good oral health is one of the sexiest qualities a person can have. Furthermore, 58% of men and 71% of women in a Match.com survey said that healthy teeth are a “must have” feature. Lastly, poor dental hygiene was listed as one of the reasons women would break up with their partner. So, if you want to attract someone and keep them in your life, brushing and flossing consistently certainly matters.

Dental Discoloration: Why It’s a Problem & The Solution

Some staining is normal over the years. However, nearly 50% of people surveyed shared that discoloration was their biggest dating no-no. The good news is that your cosmetic dentist can help restore your bright, white smile in no time! If the discoloration is the result of drinking pigmented beverages, like coffee, then a professional teeth whitening treatment may be all you need to blast away the stains. If it’s the result of an intrinsic factor (like genetics), then your dental team may recommend a different solution, like veneers. Either way, you can be sure that they will create a treatment plan that delivers the beautiful smile you’ve been wanting!

Bad Breath: Why It’s a Problem & The Solution

Perhaps not too surprisingly, bad breath took first place for the most common dating turn-off. In fact, 68% of respondents listed that as the reason they stopped dating someone. Unfortunately, only 22% said that was the reason someone broke up with them. This discrepancy alone is enough of a reason to keep some sugar-free gum with you at all times! If you experience bad breath chronically, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist to pinpoint the root of the issue.

One of the most notable takeaways from the Match.com survey is that the respondents said teeth have a more significant impact than other features, like hair, nails, and clothing. So, if you want to improve your love life, consider making the first step a consultation with your dentist!

About the Practice

Our talented team at Westgate Dental Care offers a wide range of preventive treatments, including routine checkups, thorough cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. Plus, we offer several smile-enhancing treatments to address chips, stains, and misalignment. In short, you can achieve your healthiest, happiest smile at our conveniently located office in Arlington Heights! To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call (847) 908-3684.