Survey Says: Poor Dental Health is the Dating Deal Breaker

Survey Says: Poor Dental Health is the Dating Deal Breaker

Healthy oral hygiene habits are in important feature for your dating life.

As an oral health advocate, I found it difficult to maintain a relationship with someone who refuses to replace his toothbrush every 3 months. It may sound picky, but I am not alone. Oral health matters more to women than men, according to a survey conducted by Delta Dental.

In fact, poor oral hygiene is one of the top reasons women say they’ll break up with someone: 27% of women say they’ll end a relationship with someone who doesn’t brush twice a day.

The survey also found that excellent oral hygiene is attractive! Nearly 80% of Baby Boomers and younger Gen Xers agree—good oral health is one of the sexiest qualities a partner can have.

Unlike finding your soul mate, preventive oral health care is simple and painless. All it requires is brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find love at the dental office!

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3 Responses to “Survey Says: Poor Dental Health is the Dating Deal Breaker”

  1. Mandy Ma
    01/11/2017 at 10:25 am #

    Wow, I thought it would actually be even higher than 80%. I did find interesting that 27% of women will end a relationship if their date has bad oral practice. Hope those women at least give them an opportunity to go to a Dentists NHere Me/ get their dental situation in order.

  2. Lentini
    01/11/2017 at 8:49 pm #

    Wow.. can’t wait to discuss these stats with my colleagues… this one rings very true for me, that almost 1/3 of women are willing to end a relationship with someone who doesn’t brush twice a day. Thanks.

    • Caroline Jacobson →
      01/12/2017 at 2:54 pm #

      Healthy dental habits are important! Glad you enjoyed the article!

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