01 July 2018
Love your smile

Three in four Brits either like or love their smile, according to the results of a nationwide survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation. The researchers found that more than half (55%) of those interviewed were highly positive about their smile while nearly one in five (18%) displayed an even greater love for it.

The charity questioned more than 1,300 adults in the UK to investigate how positively people feel about their smile and how healthy they believe their mouth is. Results also showed a strong connection between people believing they have good oral health and feeling confident about their smile.

Those who said they liked their smile deemed themselves as having good oral health while those who love their smile believe they have excellent oral health. Similarly, those who do not like their smile consider themselves to have poorer oral health.

Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, commented, “The health of the mouth can play a significant role in a person’s confidence to smile. A healthy smile often translates to an attractive smile. A smile communicates a sign of friendship, trust and acceptability. As these are things most people strive towards, it means that taking good care of the mouth is incredibly important.”

Further results from the survey show that men are more likely to like their smile (80%) compared with women (67%), while those aged between 25 to 34 are the most self-confident when it comes to their smile.

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