Who knew that a white smile could have such a positive effect on your whole life?

Health on Female First

Health on Female First

New research from Oral-B has found that a white smile could be the key factor in getting a new job or a first date. 

Not only this, but having whiter teeth makes you look more successful, more empployable, more attractive and five years younger according to the study. 


The celebrity trend for white teeth is sweeping the nation, with dentists claiming that 75% of Brits are now asking for whitening treatments. While 3 out of 4 dentists say that yellow-teeth is still the biggest problem with the nation’s smiles – most Brits want their teeth to be two shades whiter and are actively requesting celebrity white smiles such as that of Holly Willoughby.


The study found that having whiter teeth makes people think you earn £10,000 more than you would do with stained or yellow teeth.  And not only does a bright smile have earning power, but the survey also revealed that ii increases your employment potential by 10% bringing a new meaning to ‘scrubbing up’ for your interview. Almost 1 in 3 men think white teeth demonstrate wealth and status and it also doubles the perception you have been privately educated or gone to university.


Brushing your teeth properly could have as much impact in the battle against ageing as anti-wrinkle serums and creams. The study also revealed having white teeth can make you look 5 years younger and increases your attractiveness by 20%. On a date, bad breath and yellow teeth are top turn offs beating spots and bad hair and men are more worried about having bad teeth than going bald.

Dr Uchenna, Oral-B Smile Director commented on the findings:   “The research proves that the UK is finally catching up with the US – with most Brits, not just our celebrities, now investing in a white smile as a key lifestyle asset. Whether looking for a job or searching for new love, a white smile is now a real investment on many levels.”

“Interestingly, while the nation’s teeth are much better than they were a generation ago, we’re still a nation of lazy, bad brushers with only 25% of Brits cleaning their teeth properly.  I would like to see Brits focusing not just on the instant beautification of white teeth but ensuring they brush correctly for ongoing good oral care.”

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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