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 Internetdatingpariah
Joined: 10/17/2004
Msg: 84
do teeth matter?Page 9 of 10    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
I've HEARD dating a toothless woman CAN be um...."interesting".
 itzonlyluv
Joined: 8/17/2006
Msg: 85
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Posted: 11/14/2006 11:01:35 PM
I hate to say it but yeah, teeth matter. I recently went out w/ someone who was missing a tooth. I was quite taken back at first, as it was the last thing I was expecting. He said he was going to get an implant but that didn't happen. Its a shame because this guy is cuter than the****ns, but thinks the missing tooth isn't noticeable. When it is something that is fixable, I think people should do it.
 *buzz*
Joined: 6/1/2006
Msg: 88
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Posted: 11/15/2006 1:38:11 AM
^^^^ that's when the lights go off

 justmeinnc05
Joined: 8/12/2005
Msg: 93
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Posted: 11/15/2006 7:21:22 PM
I agree with some that a nice smile is one of the first things I notice in a man, but even if his teeth are perfect, I think it looks a bit odd to smile and somehow manage to show all of your teeth.

Also some made it sound more like they were buying a car than talking about someone they might consider dating.
 crazychristy266
Joined: 6/9/2006
Msg: 96
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Posted: 11/16/2006 4:22:32 AM
ewwwwwwwww!!!!! that would be just gross. i mean hell id rather see dentures!!
 cedar77
Joined: 7/17/2006
Msg: 100
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Posted: 10/19/2007 12:46:38 PM
would you go out with a guy who seemed nice, but then when he smiled you saw that the whole top of his teeth were black and yellow and rotting? would that be a deal breaker for you, even if looks didn't matter?

OMG.....Never mind having rotten choppers ....Having a bit of lettuce stuck on your tooth would be a deal breaker for many ....jeessh!
Let's not kid ourselves ....Looks matter to pretty much everyone .
 Fry Lock
Joined: 10/4/2005
Msg: 104
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Posted: 10/19/2007 1:45:55 PM
you tell em mr parts; I was the poster child for meth mouth 15 or so years ago; it took a long time and a lot of money, but at least I HAVE teeth now; so yeah they aren't perfect, far from it, but you shoulda seen em BEFORE I got em fixed...

Fry
 tick tock
Joined: 7/30/2006
Msg: 109
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Posted: 10/19/2007 7:53:33 PM
Haven't read the other responses, but I can completely relate to what you're saying. There is something about rotting teeth that revolts me. It's funny how you form an image of what constitutes a potential partner as you're going through the dating process and then how easily it can be tarnished by a simple glimpse of their decaying teeth.
 Buh-Bye!
Joined: 10/21/2006
Msg: 110
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Posted: 10/19/2007 7:57:30 PM
Teeth don't matter -- at least not in my case.
 tick tock
Joined: 7/30/2006
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Posted: 10/19/2007 8:00:08 PM
^ You blow girl, you blow! (....ummm...I meant go)
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 114
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Posted: 10/19/2007 10:28:52 PM
I live in Florida and I swear...my cat's have more healthy teeth in their heads than any man than I've dated down here. WTF??

Every man I've ever dated in Florida was missing a "tooth" down here..what the hell?? If my 4 cat's can keep their 32 teeth intact, including their canines, why the hell can't a man afford a crown or a veneer?? I just don't get it.

My teeth are straight and white and I take excellent care of them..I would expect the same from my partner.

Sans
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 117
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Posted: 10/19/2007 10:37:43 PM
^^^same here, smart blonde..I have a "tooth fetish" I suppose....I just can't tolerate a male or female that doesn't take exceptional care of their teeth.

Sans
 scorpiomover
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 119
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Posted: 10/20/2007 3:32:48 AM
The nicest teeth I ever saw was when some Indians came to stay in my house as flat-mates for about a week. They came from Calcutta, and although they were very nice people, they couldn't speak a word of English, except for the 75-year old, and had very different bathroom practices. But they did have perfect pearly white teeth.

But today, it's all about the outside, not the inside. Lots of people will turn down a person with imperfect teeth, and yet expect everyone to sympathise with them and blame the other person when their date's personality turns out to be imperfect instead of their teeth.
"You can't eat your cake, and have it too."
 tchofclas
Joined: 12/24/2005
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Posted: 10/20/2007 12:45:06 PM
I can't picture myself with someone with rotten teeth, but have dated someone with missing teeth. He looked after the ones he had, and was a real sweetheart besides. Had I judged him on his smile, it would have been me who missed out.
 Calmwaters/Wildcurrent
Joined: 9/18/2005
Msg: 142
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Posted: 10/30/2007 11:09:57 PM
Do teeth matter? In a word, "YES!"
 Ottawa_Chicklet
Joined: 8/5/2006
Msg: 148
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Posted: 10/31/2007 7:22:18 AM

of course removal of dentures and oral sex could be interesting. If I was a pervert.


Gosh, this reminds me of a story a friend told me a few years back.

He was at a bar--waiting for a friend--when two hookers walk in. The sat close-by and were in deep discussion about their latest activities, LOL. One girl, was highly distraught as her last john had trouble with his...*ahem*... erection. She stated, "I did everthing I could to get him hard. I even took out my teeth, but that didn't work either. My friend nearly spat out a mouthful of beer and muttered to himself, "no wonder."
 averageblonde222
Joined: 10/16/2007
Msg: 149
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Posted: 10/31/2007 7:58:20 AM
Yes it does. I don't want to kiss someone who has poor dental hygiene.
 scorpiomover
Joined: 4/19/2007
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Posted: 11/18/2007 6:11:18 AM
They help for chewing. Oh, and white teeth make for a nice smile. I've seen a lot of pearly white smiles on people who come from undeveloped countries, like India. Maybe it would be easier to have a relationship with someone like that?
 Jebby16
Joined: 11/3/2007
Msg: 169
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Posted: 12/6/2007 2:42:43 AM
FlyingV,
You forgot porch swingin, Skoal dippin, bowl haircut looking, straw gnawin, suspender wearin, cousin datin, whiskey drinkin, front yard neglectin, redneck.



 nocalsingledad
Joined: 11/27/2007
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Posted: 12/6/2007 8:14:02 AM
I can deal with crooked because that is how one is born, usually. Most people don't naturally have perfectly straight teeth, that's just a display of wealth. I can also deal with some discoloration from years of coffee, antibiotics, etc. Again, perfectly straight, perfectly white teeth on someone over 40 is generally more of a display of wealth than any indicator of oral hygiene.

I can not deal, however, with obvious neglect, decay, and breath that can knock over a freight train.
 nocalsingledad
Joined: 11/27/2007
Msg: 173
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Posted: 12/6/2007 9:28:06 AM
"Most people have the childhood capacity to develop straight teeth. Just stack the odds in your kids' favor by teaching them proper dental care at a young age!"

Well, crooked teeth seem to be something genetic with my family on my mother's side. It isn't a matter of hygiene, we all brush, but that family all has crooked bottom teeth. They also had rather weak teeth as far as the enamel goes and my mother's entire family of siblings (even the one with the PhD who is a chemical researcher for a huge multinational corporation) had some serious damage due to decay by the time they were out of high school. Having children, living on well water and growing up in the age before fluoride's impact on tooth enamel was discovered didn't help either. But times are different now.

Still, my daughter never once had a baby tooth pulled before its time, they all fell out when ready. Her bottom teeth are pretty much like mine and her grandmother's and her great grandmother's. They are coming in crooked. It isn't a matter of neglect, it is a matter of genetics.
 Fry Lock
Joined: 10/4/2005
Msg: 174
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Posted: 12/6/2007 9:56:17 AM
he's right, you know; my oldest and youngest had teeth that they could have "eaten corn thru a picket fence with" (my mother's analogy, creative old bird, wasn't she?) from my side of the family, braces, the whole bit.

My middle daughter got her dad's teeth; perfectly straight and as white as can be (NOT fair)

A lot of it IS genetics, but there IS a maintenence factor there.

Oh, by the way, I just lost a filling, went to my dentist (im in an HMO, would have been better off just going to the local bar and asking the first boozy I saw to do it) she filled my tooth with NO anesthetic; no advil, no gas, no novacain, NOTHING. She pulled a molar last year with the same technique, thank GOD I'm moving so I can change HMO's now. she is the ONLY dentist that takes my insurance in my county, and I HAVE to use the providers that my insurance says, I mean, I'm a single mom trying to pay for a house, two kids, a car, you get the picture, there's no "extra" money for cosmetic dentistry. I'm lucky to have the insurance I have, as I make to much money to qualify for state aid.

And folks wonder why everyone is afraid of the dentist.

Fry
 fancynanci
Joined: 8/21/2007
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Posted: 12/6/2007 1:05:54 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss TEETH DO MATTER!!!!!
 *buzz*
Joined: 6/1/2006
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Posted: 12/6/2007 1:50:12 PM
Yes, they do. And even bad breath could indicate problems with teeth.
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