The Top 10 Most Kissable Cities in America

MadsP on 13 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Trey Songz LipzA great smile is important to Americans — especially when it comes to dating. In fact, a recent national survey conducted on behalf of found that when judging a potential date, both men and women rate teeth as the most important factor.

Helen Fisher, a research professor at Rutgers University who helped develop the survey, wasn’t surprised that teeth came out on top, explaining: "From a Darwinian perspective, good teeth are a real indication of your health — how much you drink, smoke, what you're eating."

It’s clear that single Americans take their smiles very seriously. According to new findings from RealSelf, residents of cities in California and Texas are more invested in improving their smiles than the rest of the country. Analyzing millions of consumer searches, RealSelf ranked US cities based on their collective interest in more than a dozen smile-enhancing procedures including lip augmentationInvisalignporcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

Of the top ten cities, four are located in California (San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose) and three are located in Texas (Austin, San Antonio, Dallas) making these cities and states the best spots to find smooch-worthy smiles. Other cities that made the top 10 are Seattle, Oklahoma City, and Denver.

  1. San Francisco 
  2. San Diego 
  3. Austin 
  4. Los Angeles 
  5. Seattle 
  6. San Jose 
  7. Oklahoma City 
  8. San Antonio
  9. Dallas
  10. Denver

To find out more about these smile-enhancing procedures click through to the treatment pages above, where you can see Worth It ratings, average costs, and read reviews from the RealSelf community. 

Photo courtesy of  Instagram/TreySongz