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:DentalPlans

June 30, 2015 07:00 ET

Celebrate International Kissing Day July 6, 2015

:DentalPlans Offers National Smooching Stats, Visuals to Celebrate Holiday

PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - :DentalPlans, a leading provider of dental savings plans, wants to remind all tooth brushers that July 6 is International Kissing Day. So make sure you are smooch-ready by taking care of your teeth and gums.

"Our survey, the :DP SmileMeter™ has uncovered some interesting details when it comes to kissing our significant others," says Bill Chase, vice president of marketing for :DentalPlans. "For some people, kissing their significant other is the first thing that they do every day, so it's critical to keep our mouths as healthy as possible."

The :DP SmileMeter*, a national survey which polls Americans about their thoughts on health and dental issues, uncovered a few facts about kissing as well:

Kiss Me Good Morning -- 24 percent of people kiss their partner before rolling out of bed in the morning. Women are 9 percent more likely than men to initiate this early morning peck.

Dragon Breath -- Does bad breath matter? Well, a quarter of respondents seem to think so as they like to wait until after they brush their teeth to plant one on their honey. More specifically, 23 percent of women would brush first and 25 percent for men.

Just Can't Wait -- But some men just can't wait to brush their teeth before kissing their sweetie. 13 percent will get out of bed in the morning just to rush back and smooch their partner before they make it to their toothbrush.

Maybe Later -- Do you think your love can wait? While others like to show affection early on, 15 percent on average don't kiss until later in the day according to the survey.

The :DP SmileMeter also indicates that the mouth is one of the first facial features that attracts potential mates to one another. If you want to make sure that your mouth is as healthy as possible, :DentalPlans offers an affordable alternative to dental insurance to keep your smile healthy, bright and kissable.

Visit www.DentalPlans.com for more information.

About :DentalPlans

:DentalPlans, founded in 1999, is a leading dental and health savings marketplace in the U.S., helping more than a million people to affordably access quality healthcare services. Our mission is to empower consumers with the tools, information, and services that they need to live happier, healthier lives.

We provide comprehensive resource centers aimed at helping people to maintain/regain optimal health, and successfully navigate the maze of healthcare payment options (including Obamacare and Medicaid.) Our independent research -- the :DP SmileMeter™ and :DP SmileIndex™ -- delivers a unique look into the consumer healthcare market. We offer user-friendly access to a wide selection of traditional dental insurance and 40+dental savings plans, along with innovative healthcare offerings including telemedicine, medical advocacy, and online counseling services. Our online plan comparison and savings calculator tools help consumers to make smart choices about essential healthcare services, and our :DP AtYourService™ customer support team leaves no question unanswered. For more information, visit us at www.DentalPlans.com and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

*A national study was conducted for :DentalPlans between Jan. 5th and 7th, 2015 by Infosurv Research. A total of 1,233 consumers were surveyed, yielding data with a margin of error of +/- 2.7%.The :DP SmileMeter™ is an ongoing national survey conducted for :DentalPlans designed to gauge consumer thoughts and perceptions on oral health.

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