In December 2017 we hosted a survey to discover how the British public felt about their teeth. Over 600 people took part, and below are the results in full.
To read the analysis and interpretation of these results, read our article 2 in 5 Brits Are ‘unhappy’ With Their Teeth.
If you are interested in undergoing cosmetic dentistry, take a look at our Checklist: How to Safely Choose a Cosmetic Dentist.
How do you feel about teeth?
December 2017, 666 respondents
Q1. What is your age?
|16-24 years old||9.01%|
|25-34 years old||33.33%|
|35-44 years old||27.63%|
|45-54 years old||19.22%|
|55-64 years old||7.66%|
|65-74 years old||2.70%|
|75 years old +||0.45%|
Q2. What is your marital status?
|In a relationship||14.86%|
|Living with partner||14.41%|
|Other (please specify)||0.30%|
Q3. Where do you live?
|East of England||7.36%|
|Westshire and the Humber||0.15%|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||7.81%|
Q4. How happy are you with your teeth?
|Neither happy nor unhappy||25.12%|
Q5. Have you ever had any non-cosmetic work done on your teeth? Please select all procedures you have had.
|Brace (corrective, not cosmetic)||25.91%|
|Veneers (corrective, not cosmetic)||3.97%|
|Crowns or caps||24.01%|
|Wisdom tooth removal||23.53%|
|Other (please specify)||0.64%|
Q6. Have you ever had any cosmetic work done on your teeth? Please select all procedures you have had.
|Teeth whitening - home kit||14.63%|
|Teeth whitening - through a dentist surgery||5.09%|
|Teeth whitening - through a teeth whitening clinic||3.66%|
|Crowns or caps||9.06%|
|Other (please specify)||0.48%|
Q7. How much did you spend on your cosmetic dentistry?
|less than £50||39.18%|
|£50 - £299||28.57%|
|£300 - £599||12.65%|
|£600 - £1199||7.76%|
|£1200 - £1499||1.22%|
|£1500 - £1799||2.04%|
|£1800 - £2099||1.22%|
|£2100 - £2399||1.63%|
|£2400 - £2699||0.82%|
|£2700 - £2999||2.04%|
|£3000 - £3499||0.41%|
|£3500 - £3799||0.00%|
|£3800 - £4099||0.41%|
|£4100 - £4499||0.00%|
|more than £4500||2.04%|
Q8. How happy were you with the results? Please explain your answer.
|Neither happy nor unhappy||22.45%|
Q10. Do you know anyone who has had cosmetic dentistry?
Q11. Did you notice the difference?
|Yes - they looked much better||23.26%|
|Yes - but you could hardly tell||10.02%|
|Other (please specify)||11.63%|
Q12. How much do you think is a sensible amount to spend on cosmetic dentistry?
|£0 - £250||27.77%|
|£251 - £500||23.34%|
|£501 - £750||9.37%|
|£751 - £1000||15.50%|
|£1001 - £1500||8.01%|
|£1501 - £2000||4.43%|
|£2001 - £2500||4.94%|
|£2501 - £3000||2.04%|
|£3001 - £3500||1.02%|
|£3501 - £4000||0.17%|
|£4500 - £5000||1.02%|
|£5001 - £6000||0.68%|
|£6001 - £6500||0.51%|
|£6501 - £7000||0.00%|
|£7001 - £8000||0.00%|
|£8001 - £9000||0.00%|
|£9001 - £10,000||0.34%|
|more than £10,000||0.85%|
Q13. Do you notice other people's teeth?
|Only if they have very bad teeth||5.40%|
|Only if they have very good teeth||1.64%|
|Only if their teeth are either very good or very bad||14.89%|
|I don't know||1.47%|
Q14. Would you compliment someone - a stranger you've just met or a friend - if they had good teeth?
|Only if they have very good teeth||21.11%|
|I do so all the time||3.76%|
Q15. What do you find off-putting about teeth? (choose one)
|Gaps between teeth||3.95%|
|Other (please explain your answer)||2.06%|
Q16. Would you be attracted to someone who had bad teeth?
|It depends on the person||48.28%|
|I don't know||9.17%|
|Other (please specify)||0.65%
Q17. Have you ever stopped dating someone or ended a relationship because the other person had bad teeth?
|Other (please specify)||2.13%|
If you are interested in using this data, please ensure that you reference Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors as your source and include a link to www.cosmeticsurgerysolicitors.co.uk.