#NationalKissingDay – Is your Dental Health Preventing you from getting that Perfect Kiss?
How important is a good smile to you? According to research stated by Oral Health Foundation, having a good set of teeth and a great smile has been rated the second most attractive feature by both men and women, following behind personality traits. To celebrate National Kissing Day on the 6th July, we’ve outlined some facts which may determine whether you get a kiss at all!
The majority of us are attracted to someone as a result of their smile
A survey completed by the Oral Health Foundation discovered that 61% of respondents were attracted to someone as a result of their smile. This indicates the importance of dental hygiene and the importance of regularly visiting your dentist to maintain the smile you want.
Women smile more than men
On average, men manage around 8 grins compared to the average woman who shows her smile 62 times in a day. Men are also more likely to miss their dental check-ups according the Academy of General Dentistry and will only seek medical help when they experience pain or a problem with their teeth.
Bad breath may be hiding an array of dental problems
The British Dental Association revealed that one in five people claim that bad breath or oral odour is the most unpleasant feature a person can have. Although unpleasant morning breath is common in the healthiest of mouths; a severe smell or halitosis throughout the day is a serious problem which could indicate tooth decay or gum disease. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly to ensure this issue is picked up before you go in for the kill on National Kissing Day!
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments
Considered as a cosmetic treatment that’s more desired than Botox, teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular in today’s society and it can be a safe procedure if completed correctly and safely. More and more people are after that Hollywood smile and many cases show they are going to extreme lengths to get it. The law now states that you have to be a dentist or dental health professional in order to carry out teeth whitening yet many people are reporting injuries caused by individuals who do not have the correct qualifications.
Unfortunately, the Dental Law Partnership have seen a number of cases where dentists have got in the way of a perfect smile, so if you feel you have suffered from mistreatment you can call us on 0808 149 8345 to discuss whether you’re able to make a claim.