Bad Breath is the 'Biggest Worry on Dates'
Posted: April 28, 2009
According to a survey, roughly eight out of 10 women say that bad breath is their biggest fear when going on a date.
The research showed that 78 percent of women were more likely to worry about their breath and teeth than what the person they were meeting thought of their general appearance.
A spokeswoman for Macleans, Miranda Honan, stated that "People's impressions of us are heavily influenced by how healthy our teeth look when we smile and talk."
"Our research shows that people make instant assumptions about your confidence and character dependent on how healthy your teeth are and how fresh your breath is."
"If you always feel happy with your teeth you will smile, and if you smile more you will boost others' perceptions of you. Then, in turn, other people will see you as more confident and attractive."
Of course, in order to lessen these fears, people can take precautions like taking time out of their day to maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing their tongue, teeth, and gums, as well as flossing and rinsing.