Posted by Joanne Mellor
New research has indicated people with bad teeth could see their romantic lives and careers affected as a result.
A poll conducted by Bupa revealed that almost two-thirds of individuals (63 per cent) think poor oral health may prevent someone from being able to find a partner.
However, only half (53 per cent) of the respondents to the research indicated that they see their dentist on a regular basis, while one in seven (14 per cent) has not visited a dentist in the last four years.
Brian Franks, clinical director of dentistry for Bupa Health and Wellbeing, said: “Being happy with your teeth can have a big impact on your confidence and this can affect your work and relationships.”
Some 52 per cent stated nice teeth could help a person to get a job.
This comes shortly after chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation Dr Nigel Carter highlighted the fact that problems with teeth could lead to a person’s confidence being affected.