What’s In A Kiss?

One-third of 1,000 American adults ages 18 to 50 years old would not be likely to kiss someone with bad teeth, according to a recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive. Bad teeth are often associated with poor oral hygiene, low self-worth, and a poor appearance. Conversely, whiter teeth are associated with beauty and health, as well as youth and energy, and perhaps not surprisingly, tooth whitening is the most common cosmetic service provided by dentists.

Tooth whitening removes stains from teeth caused by coffee, teas, tobacco, food, wine and tartar. Generally, you can whiten your teeth using one of three methods: in-office whitening, at-home whitening, or whitening toothpaste. In-office whitening has the most dramatic results with your teeth becoming up to eight shades whiter in about an hour while the at-home method can take about two weeks.

Great smiles attract other great smiles, the experts add. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, people with noticeable dental neglect are 32 times more likely to have a partner with noticeable neglect. People without visible dental neglect are 5.4 times more likely to have a comparable partner.

So if Cupid still hasn’t supplied the right romance, try tooth whitening to attract your heart’s desire.

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