Good Oral Health Tops Adults’ Daily Confidence in Survey

Confidence can affect many aspects of an adult’s life spanning successful relationships, career and earning potential. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, Americans relate success with smiling often. More than half of adults (53 percent) say their smile has a bearing on their overall success. The majority of adults (70 percent) say a smile can make or break a first impression. June 15 is National Smile Power Day and an ideal opportunity for Americans to celebrate the power of their healthy smiles.

In addition to a smile, what makes Americans feel confident as they take on the day? The Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that good oral health (67 percent) makes the majority of Americans feel confident, surpassing other top reasons of clear skin (60 percent) and being in shape (57 percent).

So, who tends to describe various facets of their life as outstanding? The survey reveals that adults who are extremely dedicated to the health of their mouth, teeth and gums are more likely than those who aren’t to describe their relationships (26 percent versus 16 percent), careers (21 percent versus 10 percent), and finances (15 percent versus 8 percent) as excellent.

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