A male dentist sitting in his dental office chair

15 Reasons to Date a Dentist

by Jeannie Assimos - April 10, 2013

If your cute-and-single dentist asks you out for dinner next Friday, say yes. Floss before you go.

Here are 15 reasons to date a dentist:

1. Sweet kisses. Expect impeccable dental hygiene and fresh breath.

2. Dentists are smart. Smart is sexy.

3. Your parents will be impressed.

4. Not that money is everything…but most dentists make a great living.

5. Dentists work consistent, family-friendly hours. Unlike others in the medical field, most dentists have their evenings free.

6. Obvious perk: free checkups and immediate access to emergency dental work.

7. You’ll never be scared to visit the dentist again.

8. Because they often deal with anxiety-ridden patients, dentists are patient, reassuring and gentle.

9. Your significant other will look forward to date night. After a long day of talking to people with their mouths stuck wide open, chatting with someone who can move their jaw is a nice change of pace.

10. Dentistry is a noble profession: your date alleviates discomfort and make people’s lives better.

11. For the more “adult-minded,” there are plenty of “drill” jokes to reference.

12. After spending the day in scrubs, your dentist date will “scrub up” well.

13. Not sure which toothpaste to buy? Your partner can help you make that decision, or even supply a free tube or two.

14. Dentists aren’t easily grossed out. After spending the day staring at infected gums and hygiene disasters, nothing you bring to the relationship health-wise will faze your date.

15. Dentists wash their hands — well. If you’re a germaphobe, a dentist is your dream date.

Tell us why else someone should date a dentist!