I Think I am Obsessed with Teeth

Recently I have noticed a new hyper-focus of mine, and I certainly don’t need to add anything to my list of dating requirements, but I have found myself taking stock of people’s teeth.

Maybe it’s because I wanted to be a dentist, or perhaps because my birth father and sister are both dentists, but when people have ugly teeth I get fixated.  And I can’t seem to get past it!

If a guy seems to have wonky teeth in a photo, I get turned off and don’t swipe right.

When I meet someone and I notice their teeth when they are talking, I seem to get distracted by their teeth instead of what the person is saying.  A few girls who work for me have some sincere teeth issues.  They are attractive enough girls,but the moment they open their mouth I think “why haven’t you done something about that?”

I realize not everyone can afford good dental care and there are lots of people who don’t want to go to a dentist because they are afraid of the pain.  My brother has always been afraid, but I also don’t think he really brushes his teeth much and with the cigarette smoking he has the grossest looking teeth around.

Bennett could use some teeth whitening but otherwise his teeth are in good health and straight.

Dan has terrible teeth too and when he’s talking, I get turned off.  We were out to dinner Monday and as he was laughing I got a highly visible shot of just how crooked his teeth are and it really put me off. It actually impacted my level of attraction to him.

I swear I must be the most particular person around, but this is driving me nuts.  It’s bad enough I want them to be 6′ etc etc but now I need perfect teeth as well?

One guy, on Bumble,  claiming to be a dentist,  had the worst teeth in a photo I’ve seen.  I took a screen shot and sent to my sister and we are convinced he couldn’t have a very healthy practice because if you saw your dentists teeth be less than perfect you  should be questioning his ability to care for yours!

Anyway…random thought for the day.  God help me and all my limitations!


Author: Madeline Harper

My journey through divorce and an emotional and sexual reawakening. Love, laughter, friendships, family and heartbreak included. And there is sex, lots of it, so close your eyes and turn the page if that's not for you! While I started this blog as an endeavor to journal my thoughts and feelings in an attempt to better understand myself, it has become an amazing platform from which I have met some of the most interesting and wonderful people in my life. My path is often crooked, but I hope you will share in the journey with me.

9 thoughts on “I Think I am Obsessed with Teeth”

  1. That’s the critical Virgo thing I think. But once again, it’s your right to want what you want. I have many friends who are millionaires and their teeth are good and clean, but crooked as heck. I guess it’s just not important to some. Maybe they feel these are the teeth god gave me and by jolly, I’m going to keep them.

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  2. Nope, I’m with you. I live in a small town now that seems to be lacking a whole lot of teeth, and I had no idea how many people are missing teeth in this world. I was waiting for sandwiches at the Wawa today and this woman and her husband walked in and I couldn’t help but check out her attire (a whole other statement) and when she smiled at their son, she was missing three teeth in the front. I just don’t get it. I know it’s expensive, but damn. There’s NO WAY I would live with teeth missing. I’d find a way.

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  3. I completely understand where you are coming from Madeline. Teeth are non-negotiable in my book. If someone looks in the mirror daily and doesn’t notice how jacked their teeth are, there is no way I could ever be in a relationship with them. I just couldn’t. I don’t think I could ever truly trust their judgement or take them seriously. Bad teeth are huge distraction and turn off!!

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