Want a kiss? Only if you have nice teeth!
A third of 1,000 adults from the U.S. aged 18 to 50 years old probably wouldn’t be very likely to kiss an individual with bad teeth, based on a recently available survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Poor teeth are usually associated with poor oral hygiene, decreased self-worth, and also a poor visual appearance. In contrast, a whiter smile is associated with health and beauty, as well as to youth and energy, and perhaps, not surprisingly, teeth whitening is thought of as the most popular cosmetic service provided by dentists.
Tooth whitening eliminates discolorations from teeth brought on by tobacco, wine, coffee, teas, and food as well as tartar. Most of the time, you can whiten your smile using one of three techniques: whitening toothpaste, in-office whitening or home whitening.
In-office whitening has the most dramatic results, with your smile becoming up to eight shades whiter in about an hour, where the home approach can take about two weeks.
Beautiful teeth attract other beautiful smiles, the experts add. The Academy of General Dentistry reports, those with visible dental neglect are 32 times more likely to have a partner with obvious neglect. Those without visible dental neglect tend to be 5.4 times more likely to have a similar partner. So if Cupid still hasn’t provided the right relationship, consider smile whitening options by Peck at Peck, DDS.