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

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