Are Bad Teeth a Dating Deal Breaker?

Are bad teeth a dating deal breaker? For singer, dancer and songwriter Jason Derulo, the answer is a resounding yes! The So You Think You Can Dance judge told People magazine that he’s back on the market after ending a long relationship with Jordan Sparks. When asked what his “type” was, Derulo had no specifics in mind, but he was adamant about one trait he could not tolerate in a romantic partner. “I’m not into messy teeth. If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe,” the singer and TV personality revealed. Derulo isn’t the only one who values a nice smile.

A recent poll taken on City-Data website asked “would you date someone with bad teeth?” The survey results showed that 55.10% would not, and 10% might consider it, but only if the person was amazing in other ways. A measly 24.49% said yes, depending on whether the person only had slight imperfections, or had poor oral hygiene and missing teeth.

Good teeth can be life-changing

If you’re self-conscious about decayed, yellow, crooked, chipped or missing teeth – you’re not alone. Bad teeth can be a source of embarrassment and anxiety that seeps into many aspects of one’s social and professional life. While a flawed smile is nothing to be ashamed of, it often makes people reluctant to smile or hesitant to get up close and personal with a romantic partner.

Today, you rarely see movie stars, singers or celebrities with discolored, crooked or gapped teeth. Stars like Michael Douglas, Nicholas Cage, Tom Cruise and even Victoria Beckham didn’t always have gorgeous pearly whites. Old photos show that they too had imperfect smiles marred with discoloration and misalignment. Like others who are constantly in the limelight, they probably had a combination of targeted cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Professional tooth whitening can turn a dim, gray smile (or teeth that are badly stained by nicotine) into something brilliant in a matter of minutes, while more serious dental imperfections can be camouflaged with natural-looking porcelain veneers.

What about straightening a smile or correcting a noticeable overbite? Invisalign helped Katherine Heigl get wedding-day ready without the hassle of metal braces, and let Justin Bieber refine his smile while shooting music videos and touring. These clear braces are a convenient and cost-effective solution to many orthodontic issues for teens and adults.

Cosmetic dentistry in Suffolk County

Crooked or otherwise “bad teeth” are not a turn-off for everyone, but most folks agree that a healthy smile is much more attractive, as it usually equates to better oral hygiene and good breath. If you are ready to address dental insecurities and improve your smile, it’s important to choose a qualified cosmetic dentist.

We invite you to call Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot.  Our Rocky Point, NY dental team can effectively correct minor cosmetic issues, and also specialize in dental implants and CEREC crowns utilizing the latest in innovative technology.

Call us today and don’t forget to ask about our flexible financing options and special discounts!

Resources:

  1. People.com, Jason Derulo’s Dating Dealbreaker? Bad Teeth! http://www.people.com/article/jason-derulo-talks-dating-dealbreaker-bad-teeth-tinder
  2. BuzzFeed, 33 Before And After Photos That Prove Good Teeth Can Change Your Entire Face http://www.buzzfeed.com/kimberleydadds/photos-that-prove-good-teeth-can-change-your-face#.srp59L9yb
  3. City-data.com, would you date someone with bad teeth?  http://www.city-data.com/forum/relationships/2020677-would-you-date-someone-bad-teeth-5.html

 

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