If you are unhappy with your smile and unhappy with your love life, there’s a good chance that the two are linked. A number of recent surveys have reminded us how important your smile is to making a good impression on potential love interests.

Important to Both Men and Women

beautiful woman with an amazing smile A survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) showed that 22% of people who were unhappy with their smile felt that a better smile would improve their love life. The survey also showed that 77% of women thought that crooked teeth were worse than a receding hairline in a man.

Now, we know what you’re thinking: of course orthodontists would find and promote something like that. After all, they’re trying to promote braces and other methods of straightening crooked teeth. But what about a survey conducted someone with no interest in the smile per se?

Match.com conducted a comprehensive survey of 5500 singles age 21 and over to find out what really mattered in choosing a mate. They found that smiles were the number one factor they used in judging a potential partner. Smiles mattered to 71% of women, and 58% of men. The next most important category? Grammar, which mattered to 69% of women and 55% of men. The odds that you’re going to find a partner who doesn’t care about your smile aren’t good, especially if you’re a man.

Get a Great Smile

Although no one can guarantee that you’ll have a better love life, as we’ve seen, a better smile will probably help a lot. There are many ways to approach improving your smile. Teeth whitening is a great way to start if you are unhappy with discolored teeth. If you have a chipped tooth, small tooth, or a gap between teeth, porcelain veneers are a great choice. And if you are unhappy with crooked teeth, clear braces mean you can get better teeth for dating without having to take time off from the dating scene. And Six Month Smiles can get you great cosmetic results in a short period of time.

Don’t just settle for your current smile. If you’re unhappy with it, please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment with a Blue Bell cosmetic dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.