It’s no secret that a nice smile can make someone seem more attractive, but how carefully do people look at your pearly whites on a date?
A whopping 60% of men say that good teeth are the “most important consideration in a potential date,” and 71% of women rank teeth as the “most important factor in deciding to date someone.” Who knew that the appearance of your teeth could actually have a serious impact on your dating life?
When looking at pictures of people with straight teeth and people with crooked teeth, those with straight teeth were judged as 45% more likely to get a job and 58% more likely to be successful and wealthy. It makes some sense that straight teeth may be an indication of wealth because dental care can get pricey! However, people with straight teeth were voted 57% more likely to attract a mate over people, and 2 in 5 people admit they would not consider going on a second date with someone because of their crooked teeth. That’s even shallower than a cavity.
It’s normal to have your teeth yellow or darken, but these attributes can be perceived as a mark of old age by men looking for a partner. If your teeth aren’t perfect, though, keep calm and smile on. Small flaws in your teeth can be “endearingly individual,” and more and more celebrities are proudly rocking the gap-toothed grin.
Additionally, there are several ways you can make your smile brighter, like using lemons. If all else fails, brush your teeth, floss daily and finish off your routine with some mouthwash. Nothing is more attractive than someone who knows how to take care of themselves.