Teeth love life

What do your teeth have to do with your love life? Quite a bit, as a matter of fact. Let’s face it: We’d love to believe that attraction is more cerebral than physical, but appearances count. When your teeth aren’t in good shape, you’ll be judged for it, and you might not land the first date let alone a second date. Or you may find yourself shying away from dating entirely because you’re ashamed of your teeth. Here’s the good news: You’re not destined to a life without your perfect match. There are solutions for a broken-down smile that will renew your belief in love and happiness.

Cameras Can Lie: The Biggest Online Dating Error

Online dating is one of the most common ways to meet a potential partner, but the most critical component of an online dating profile is your photo. It’s easy enough to edit a picture to make your smile look more appealing, but what do you do when you are ready to meet someone in person? They’re going to notice that your teeth in real life don’t resemble the photos you posted. Surprise them with this unappealing fact about yourself and credibility will disappear before it’s even fully established. If you lied about your teeth, they’ll wonder what else you’re lying about.

Or maybe the pictures you’ve posted of yourself are all close-mouthed shots. Perhaps that’s just how you naturally smile. Even so, potential dates wouldn’t necessarily be in error to believe that you are hiding teeth that are in serious disrepair. And that can make your possibilities for love connections plummet.

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Potential Dates Are Judging Your Teeth

A Match.com-commissioned survey discovered that men and women both rate teeth as the most important characteristic when judging a potential date. In fact, the state of someone’s teeth matters more than grammar, hair, and clothes, with 71 percent of women judging men most on their teeth, and 58 percent of men doing the same.

While being able to trust and confide in someone is important to both sexes, as well as being treated with respect, nearly half of the men surveyed consider physical attractiveness in their top three must-haves in a relationship. “From a Darwinian perspective, good teeth are a real indication of your health – how much you drink, smoke, what you’re eating,” says biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, a Match.com adviser who helped develop this survey.

Good teeth do indicate that a person takes the time to keep up with professional exams and cleanings as well as preventive care at home. And taking meticulous care of your teeth can indicate to another person just how well you care for the rest of your body and well-being – and how you might care for them and all the little details that matter so much.

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The Romantic Benefits of a New Smile

Here’s the reality: A good smile makes you look happier, healthier, wealthier, younger, and smarter. And all of these characteristics are certainly appealing to your potential matches. When you know that you look good, your self-confidence will get a serious boost, which means you’re more likely to smile and be engaging.

Going to great lengths to conceal your smile in photos or in person could come off as displeasure, discomfort, grumpiness, and disinterest – none of which are likely the truth. So you shouldn’t be surprised if your dates flop and other peoples’ interest in you wanes.

You can be confident again, make a good first impression, and get the second date… and third, fourth, and beyond. Don’t let your teeth get in the way of love. A customized smile makeover will give you the kind of mouth that people will want to kiss. Whether tooth stains need to be eliminated, missing teeth must be replaced, or alignment is out of whack, there is a cosmetic dentistry solution to solve your oral health crisis.

Get on the right track to love with a smile makeover. Contact Dr. Shaista Najmi at Ivory Dental in Jacksonville, Florida, to schedule your consultation.

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