February 11, 2022
You can’t figure it out. Maybe it’s happened multiple times. After a couple of dates, your date seems uninterested and doesn’t want to go out anymore. You feel unlucky when it comes to love, but there may be a trend behind these failures.
Although there could be many explanations, you may want to take a closer look at your oral health. Did you know that an attractive smile is a very important trait in a dating mate for over 80 percent of people?
Read on to learn why you should make sure your mouth is healthy and radiant before you go out on another date!
Why Your Oral Health Matters in Dating
Dating is all about becoming close to someone—both emotionally and physically. There’s nothing like a sharing a kiss with someone special. However, if you have bad breath (a common sign of gum disease) or another issue in your mouth, that magical moment can be interrupted.
As a sane person, you wouldn’t lick a public door handle. Why? In a word, bacteria. The bacteria on the handle could infect you and make you sick. The same basic principle applies to oral health. Your date may not want to kiss you because of your bad breath or oral health problem, fearing contamination. In contrast, when you have a clean, well-maintained smile, the thought of kissing may be more appealing to your date.
Plus, when you have a beautiful smile, you can feel much more confident, which is an attractive trait in a mate!
Tips for Improving Your Smile
Fortunately, keeping your mouth healthy typically entails implementing simple habits into your lifestyle. Every day, you need to brush and floss your teeth. You may also want to consider using a anti-bacterial mouthwash to give your breath, teeth, and gums and extra boost.
In addition, at least every six months (or perhaps more frequently if you struggle with gum disease), you need to visit your dentist for a checkup and professional cleaning. Not only can they find any cavities or trace of infection, but they also polish your teeth, making them brilliant and beautiful.
If a more advanced cosmetic issue is standing between you and the confidence you deserve, your dentist provides treatments that can have a drastic impact in a short period of time. For example, although you can find teeth whitening kits at the store, your dentist offers more powerful solutions through in-office or take-home treatment.
In the end, taking care of your oral health may not solve all your dating problems, but it definitely will help you have more opportunities to find the right person. With a confident smile, love is within your reach!
About the Author
With nearly 30 years of dentistry experience in the Flint area, Dr. Chitra Naik has helped countless patients achieve oral health through preventive care, periodontal therapy, and cosmetic treatments. If you have an oral issue you’d like to resolve, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Naik at her office by calling 810-235-5422 or clicking here.
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