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Would you date a guy who is handsome, built, smart - but has bad teeth. ?

Sometimes I meet guys who are really attractive, but may have missing, yellowed, or chipped teeth. For me, it's a total turn off - a no dater. Am I being too picky ?

by Benicioreply 3309/21/2013

Well, there's bad and then there's BAD. I can understand rejecting a guy who has bad teeth to the point where it's a hygiene issue.

I have two slightly crooked teeth in an otherwise very good looking smile. Haven't spared the $7K or whatever to fix it but maybe in the future if my income goes up. Would I get rejected due to the slightly crooked teeth, in your criteria?

by Benicioreply 209/20/2013

Bad breath is a problem.

Less than perfect teeth isn't a problem unless it also leads to a bad breath or hygiene problem.

by Benicioreply 309/20/2013

'Bad' teeth, yes- as long as we're not in Shane McGowan territory. Bad breath, no. I actually like a little bit of toothy imperfection. It's kind of hot to me. The ultimate turn off is the Nuclear Smile.

by Benicioreply 409/20/2013

Crooked teeth sort of goes well with ruggedly handsome, but not butterface.

by Benicioreply 809/21/2013

Like any of you would kick Ryan Gosling out of bed even if he had no teeth (and actors always have fake teeth). What a bunch of frauds.

by Benicioreply 909/21/2013

[quote](and actors always have fake teeth

huh? as in dentures?

by Benicioreply 1009/21/2013

Ugh. I chipped my front tooth (very, very small, but it is driving me insane) on a fucking water fountain a few weeks ago. I guess no one will ever love me.

by Benicioreply 1109/21/2013

r9 - RG is your beauty standard? Hey girl, I think you're on the wrong board.

(And toothless might be useful with the lights out, but it would be quite repulsive in the light of day, no matter how attractive the individual.)

by Benicioreply 1209/21/2013

Bad teeth and bad breath are dealbreakers.

by Benicioreply 1409/21/2013

Am I British?

by Benicioreply 1509/21/2013

It would depend on the degree of bad teeth-ness lol. I don't require perfect teeth, but he can't have super yellow teeth, any missing front teeth, or crazily jacked up/crooked. A spot of discoloration here and there, maybe 1 tooth in the front that is not quite in perfect alignment...OK.

If the breath is horrible, that's a big no.

by Benicioreply 1609/21/2013

Last bf with bad teeth was brought to my orthodontist for a full makeover.

by Benicioreply 1709/21/2013

CK I hope you paid. That poor twink had lint in his pockets before he met you and perfect teeth after the fact.

by Benicioreply 1809/21/2013

Bad teeth are OK as they can be fixed with my cash. If they have a foreskin, they are promptly shown to the door. No amount of hot, built, smart makes up for that defect.

by Benicioreply 1909/21/2013

One agree vote with R19, and off we go ... !

by Benicioreply 2009/21/2013

R19 for Good Taste Czar.

by Benicioreply 2109/21/2013

R19 feeling a little "incomplete" lately.

by Benicioreply 2209/21/2013

Why can't your cash fix that defect too?

by Benicioreply 2309/21/2013

Please. My hot yoga instructor is a hippified country boy. One part Woodstock, one part Deliverance, one part porn star. And he has these crooked, sharp little teeth. Somehow they enhance his charm. I love him deeply.

by Benicioreply 2409/21/2013

I'd date James Franco in a heart beat

by Benicioreply 2509/21/2013

And I'd fight you for him, R25. I can't believe the hate directed towards him.

by Benicioreply 2609/21/2013

Here's the shitty reality: dental care in the US is extremely expensive and most people, even those with insurance coverage, have meager dental benefits. My job covers me for $1,000 a year and absolutely no cosmetic coverage. I take great care of my teeth. Still, I need braces. My parents couldn't afford them when I was a kid.

To get braces now would cost me thousands of dollars that I can't afford. I'm not poor but I can't justify $7,000 worth of orthodonture. Think about that, OP, when you're judging people's teeth. I can afford a car or braces. I need a car for work. I don't need braces for my livelihood.

by Benicioreply 2709/21/2013

Smart men don't have bad teeth.

by Benicioreply 2809/21/2013

Bad teeth usually go hand in hand with bad breath. Aside from that, ugly teeth are just grotesque. For me, bad teeth are a complete turn-off.

by Benicioreply 2909/21/2013

Only total perfection is acceptable. Period.

by Benicioreply 3009/21/2013

R28 Actually, bad teeth can be the result of genetics as much as care. My sister is a dental hygienist and is scrupulous in her own dental self-care, but we both have had to get tooth replacements because of inherited patterns of tooth loss. She has managed to get implants--I have a removable partial. We've done just fine.

Dental prosthetics are very expensive and most insurance covers a small piece of them, if at all. And, of course, there's a domino effect--go too long with some kind of replacement and other teeth in the mouth shift, and gums often get in bad shape.

by Benicioreply 3109/21/2013

Tooth loss can also be caused by medication. An acquaintance of mine had to get full dentures in his 20s because he had taken Dilantin for epilepsy since he was a child (it leaches calcium from your teeth and bones).

by Benicioreply 3209/21/2013
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