You may remember when you were a child, that your parents told you again and again that you must brush your teeth at least twice a day, and why brushing is so important to your oral health. Your parents were absolutely right, of course, but even they may not have totally understood the complexity of how teeth can impact your life.
Research has shown that white, evenly spaced teeth make people more attractive to others.
A group of young men and women were shown a series of images of people with teeth according to the following color classifications:
- Yellowish to brown
- Healthy, natural white
- Bleached white
Study participants were required to report which tooth shade they found most attractive. Not surprisingly, participants preferred the healthy natural white to bleached white shades. What was interesting, however, was that the state of the teeth was determined to be as important as their respective color/shade! Thus, whilst white teeth were found to be preferable, it became clear that white color alone was not enough for teeth to found attractive. Well aligned, straight teeth was equally as important as shade.
Your White Smile Says A Lot About You
White, straight teeth can have a major impact on the way others perceive you and will no doubt have an affect on both your personal and professional relationships. Generally, those with white, straight teeth will be perceived as being:
- More attractive
- Better educated
While some of these assumptions may be inaccurate, the fact remains that we as humans make judgements about others within seconds of meeting.