How much dough are Texans willing to dish out for a perfect smile? Hint: it’s a lot!

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HOUSTON (CW39) A new survey out reveals what people in each state are willing to pay for a perfect smile. It may or may not surprise you that people are willing to fork over thousands for a beautiful set of pearly whites.

The survey done by NextSmileDental.com found that 2 out of 3 people believe their teeth reflects a person’s overall physical health. When it comes to Texans the survey revealed they’d pay up to $6,900 for a perfect smile.

Over three-quarters (81%) of people say social media influencers make them feel self-conscious about their own teeth.

The average Texan would pay $6,900 for an aesthetically ‘perfect’ smile, reveals survey.

  • Floridians would pay the most – $9,970; while Alaskans would pay just $1,700.
  • 2 in 3 believe a good set of teeth reflects a person’s overall physical health.
  • 3/4 say social media influencers make them self-conscious about their teeth.
  • 44 is the average age at which people say they start caring less about the cosmetic appearance of their teeth.
  • Full survey results

Broken down by state, Floridians would be prepared to pay the most – $9,970 for a set of teeth that are perfect in appearance. Comparatively, those in Alaska would pay just $1,700.

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