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Romantic Relationships Impact Patients’ Oral Health Habits


November 15, 2016
by Medical Xpress

Being struck by Cupid’s arrow can be good for your teeth.

According to University of Queensland researcher Grace Branjerdporn, finding a soul mate puts a smile on your face in more ways than one.

“We studied how the dynamics of our romantic relationships affect our oral health,” Ms Branjerdporn said.

“We determined that those who tended to avoid emotional intimacy, or worried their partner would not be available to them in times of need, were more likely to have negative oral health outcomes.

“They were more likely to skip dental check-ups for preventative reasons, be overly self-conscious about how their teeth looked, and say their oral health was poorer.

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