It turns out your dentist could have quite an influence on your sex life. And no, we aren’t suggesting anything unprofessional!
It’s all to do with the way in which a good set of teeth appeals to the opposite sex – and the answer is ‘a lot’. We are quick to form opinions when meeting someone new and, not unreasonably, we consider the state of someone’s teeth to be an indicator of their overall health and ‘reproductive fitness’.
In a survey of single men and women conducted in the US last year, 58% of men and 71% of women nominated the state of someone’s teeth as a characteristic that influenced how attractive they found that person.
That’s not to say that teeth are everything in the courtship stakes. Grammar rated number two for both men and women followed by hair, clothes, and hands and nails. Either having or not having a tattoo also cropped up in many responses.
So it looks like the first port of call for the single man or woman who wants to get hitched should be the dentist or orthodontist (preferably ones who safely recycle the waste from mercury amalgam fillings).
But don’t worry too much if a gleaming set of perfectly-spaced pearly whites is beyond the budget. Before your next date just brush up your grammar, primp up your hair and clothing, and depending on what you are looking for in a partner, maybe drop by the tattoo parlour.
Add to your sex appeal
Your patients prefer to choose a clinic that’s socially responsibile, especially the new generation of patient. Bump up your sex appeal and make sure amalgam collectors are installed in your dental chairs and are regularly serviced.
To find out more and get started recycling, call 1300 32 62 92 or fill out the form below and speak with one of our dental consultants: