A Healthy Smile Is A Turn-On!

You can tell a lot about the health of a person by their mouth. Healthy pink gums and bright, clean teeth signify general good health. And what could be more appealing than a happy, healthy person?

Take a minute to look in the mirror now. What do you see? Full or thin mouth? Bright white or dull, yellowed teeth? Straight teeth or crooked, overlapping teeth? Good bone structure or poor jaw alignment? Pink gums or not? Whatever you see, you can take steps today to improve the health of your mouth and the look of your smile.

Assuming you practice good dental hygiene, but still aren't satisfied with what you see when you smile in the mirror, start with whitening your teeth. You can pick up one of a number of over-the-counter tooth whitening products. However, if you feel your smile needs more serious attention, it is important to consult your dentist to see what options they have for treating your smile. If you're unhappy with how straight your teeth are - or aren't - your dentist can cover the alternative straightening methods ... from invisible braces to dental implants. Misaligned teeth or jaw problems are certainly more serious, but there are a number of very effective dental techniques to treat them. Finally, but maybe most important, if your gums are red, appear swollen, or are bleeding, see your dentist right away. This is an indication of more serious problems, such as gingivitis. Your gums need immediate attention.

Sociologists have long studied the phenomenon of sex appeal - the sexual attraction of one human being for another - and studies relate the fact that physical appearance often has an immediate impact on the senses. And in dating studies, people often say they are attracted by a person's mouth or lips - which is why cosmetics firms spend so much effort on creating and advertising lipstick, lip balm, lip gloss, ChapStick® - you name it.

So, there you have it: sex appeal as indicated by visual appeal of, among other things, your face. If you are smiling, you will appear happy, open and relaxed, which is always appealing. And if your smile shows off straight, white teeth and healthy gums, the immediate reaction of the other person will be positive ... a good way to start off any new relationship.

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