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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?

Single 27.48%
In a relationship
14.86%
Married 39.19%
Living with partner
14.41%
Widowed 1.35%
Divorced 2.25%
Separated
0.15%
Other (please specify)
0.30%


Q3. Where do you live?

North West 14.41%
North East 4.35%
South East 16.97%
London 9.46%
South West 9.91%
East of England 7.36%
West Midlands 8.41%
East Midlands 7.06%
Westshire and the Humber 0.15%
Yorkshire and the Humber 7.81%
Northern Ireland 1.50%
Scotland 7.21%
Wales 5.41%


Q4. How happy are you with your teeth?

Very unhappy 9.86%
Unhappy 30.05%
Neither happy nor unhappy 25.12%
Happy 31.32%
Very happy 3.66%


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%
Fillings 65.82%
Crowns or caps 24.01%
Bridges 4.77%
Root canal 22.58%
Wisdom tooth removal 23.53%
Implants 2.07%
Cleaning 42.45%
Dentures 6.04%
No 15.26%
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%
Inlays/onlays 0.95%
Crowns or caps 9.06%
White fillings 16.38%
Brace (cosmetic) 2.70%
Invisalign 1.27%
Composite bonding 1.11%
Veneers 3.66%
No 60.25%
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.

Very happy 18.78%
Happy 41.63%
Neither happy nor unhappy 22.45%
Unhappy 11.02%
Very unhappy 6.12%


Q10. Do you know anyone who has had cosmetic dentistry?

Yes 32.63%
No 67.37%


Q11. Did you notice the difference?

Yes - they looked much better 23.26%
Yes - but you could hardly tell 10.02%
No 55.09%
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?

Never 4.09%
Always 34.04%
Sometimes 38.46%
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%
Never 48.94%
Sometimes 21.28%
I do so all the time 3.76%
Definitely 4.91%


Q15. What do you find off-putting about teeth? (choose one)

Bad breath 37.80%
Discoloured teeth 27.32%
Wonky teeth 8.25%
Missing teeth 20.62%
Gaps between teeth 3.95%
Other (please explain your answer) 2.06%


Q16. Would you be attracted to someone who had bad teeth?

No 37.97%
Yes 3.93%
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?

Yes 7.04%
No 90.83%
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.

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