It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time to start thinking about the impression you’ll make on a first date. It’d be nice to have something that can make you confident in your ability to make a good impression on a prospective romantic partner.
As it turns out, your dentist help you with that. In fact, taking care of your teeth can do a lot to help you make a good first impression. Here are a few ways good oral health can be impressive on a date.
There’s no better first impression than a set of pearly whites, and science backs that up. A study conducted by Match.com found that 71 percent of women and 58 percent of men say that good teeth are the most important thing a potential partner can have.
Most people would appreciate having a whiter smile, and cosmetic dentistry can afford you that. Teeth whitening is incredibly effective at brightening your smile—in fact, one appointment can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter! If you want to make a good first impression, cosmetic dentistry can help you with the thing that studies say matters most.
There’s nothing worse than going in for a kiss and seeing your date recoil at the last second. If your breath is less than fresh, it might not be something you ate; it could reflect a deeper oral health problem.
It’s estimated that nearly 50% of all adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease, and one of its most common symptoms is chronic bad breath. If your gums aren’t in the best shape, you might want to talk to your dentist about treating the condition before your big date.
The thing people appreciate the most in a romantic partner is confidence, so being insecure about your teeth can unfortunately be a little bit of a turn-off. By taking care of your oral health, you’ll be able to show off a smile you’re actually proud of.
The best way to handle nerves about a big date is to be prepared. It’s nearly impossible to do that completely, but by taking care of your teeth you can know for sure that you at least have that going for you.
About the Author
Dr. Racha Kadamani is an experienced dentist with over 18 years of experience in her field. She is committed to staying at the top of her game, which is why she makes it a point to understand the latest techniques in oral medicine. Dr. Kadamani attended the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California and is an active member of the American Dental Association.
If you have any questions about how to make the best first impression with your teeth, she can be reached at her website or by phone at (210) 782-6842.