Is Your Smile Ready for Your Valentine’s Day Date?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_javeed @ 10:34 pm
a couple smiling with beautiful and healthy teeth

Valentine’s Day is approaching and it’s time to get ready for that special someone in your life. When it comes to dating, many people want to look their best. They buy a stylish outfit, get a new haircut, and maybe even wash the car. However, another important part of the package is your smile! Believe it or not, your dating life can definitely be impacted by your oral health. Read on to learn more about the connection between your love life and your teeth…as well as tips to make your smile luminous for February 14!

The Connection Between Dating and Dental Health

While connecting with someone certainly goes deeper than appearance, initial attraction is important when you go on dates with people. Your smile can play a big part in being appealing…and vice versa! According to a survey of over 5,000 people, 58% of men and 71% of women believe healthy teeth are by far the most attractive feature. This means that a vast majority of people place more value on your pearly whites than other physical attributes like hair, nails, or body type.

Researchers believe that the reason a beautiful smile impacts dating is due to the fact that people correlate white, clean teeth with good hygiene and genetics. Your smile can also be an indication of the level of care you have for your dental health to a date. In fact, 74% of women believe good oral health is one of the sexiest qualities a person can have. So, as you prepare for your Valentine’s Day date, take the time to take proper care of your grin, too!  

Tips to Improve Your Smile

The good news is that there are many steps you can take to improve your teeth and increase the possibility of finding your soul mate! Keep these tips to keep in mind:

  • Practice good oral hygiene. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is essential to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time and floss daily. Not only will this keep your breath fresh, but it will also protect your mouth from harmful bacteria.
  • Kick bad habits to the curb. Poor dental habits like smoking or using tobacco can stain your teeth, increase the risk of gum disease, and contribute to bad breath. Additionally, remember not to use your teeth as tools…you don’t want a chipped tooth before a hot date!
  • Visit your dentist regularly. By maintaining your biannual checkup and cleanings every six months, you can keep your smile healthy and catch any oral health issues before they become serious problems.
  • Seek cosmetic treatment – If you are unhappy with any dental flaws, such as stains, chips, or small cracks, there is always the option for cosmetic dentistry. Procedures like professional teeth whitening and veneers can give you the smile of your dreams!

So, as you can see, a healthy and bright smile can go a long way in the dating world. With these helpful tips and assistance from your dentist, you will be beaming on every date you go on!

About the Author

Dr. Asra Javeed and her team at Smile Care Family Dentistry are eager to help you keep your smile in top condition! She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine and stays up to date with the latest advancements in modern dentistry through continuing education courses. By offering a full range of services, including preventive and cosmetic dentistry, she can assist you with any of your oral health goals. To schedule an appointment, contact her through her website or call (757) 498-6420.

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