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Valentines Day Kisses Can Harm Your Dental Health

It is the loving season once again this Valentine’s Day.

Kissing is often on the agenda. Here are some things you should consider.

Cavities Can Be Contagious!

The bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease can be passed from person to person when kissing or even by sharing a fork!

Key takeaways:

  • Make sure that your mouth is in good health before cozying up and kissing your partner.
  • Brush your teeth twice every day to ensure clean and fresh-smelling kisses.
  • Good oral hygiene will reduce the risk of transferring cavity causing bacteria between the kissing couple.

“Bacteria are a big culprit of bad breath, so regular habits like brushing and flossing are especially important.”

Read the full story here

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/adults-under-40/healthy-habits/valentines-day

Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 22 years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to their...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath gained accre...

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