Jay M. Marks, DMD, Danbury CT dentist reports that the Academy of General Dentistry asks: IS LOVE RISKY? That’s a question you will have to answer on your own. However, there’s a question about one part of this equation —kissing—that Jay M. Marks, DMD, Family dentist in Danbury, CT would like to address.
Kissing is a great way to exchange your mouth’s bacteria with someone else’s bugs! Danbury, CT Dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD does not want you to fret! Our office just wants you to be aware of some of the most common conditions that you should be aware of which you may not want to share with someone, if you partake of smooching:
- Mononucleosis – or “mono”, the kisser’s disease, or glandular fever. It can put you out of action for weeks. This virus is easily spread by kissing (saliva, ).
- Cold Sores – Herpes virus is the cause here even when you have no signs, it can be contagious, that is why you must be on guard.
- Colds And Flus – The “common cold” generally is caused by a number of viruses. You can its spread when you are sick by avoiding kissing.
Don’t Fret- There Are Bunches Of Positives for Kissing Positives Don’t Worry, the last thing we want to do is to condem kissing! There are definite benefits! It can increase saliva flow, which is definitely helpful for your oral health. Of equal or greater benefit is the fact that, an mutually welcome kiss bring happiness and strengthen our relationships. This can leads to greater general health and well-being. The moral of this story is that you should not damper a great relationship by being worried about the bugs in ;your mouth! Just use your smarts, and make sure that you keep your dental appointments, and home oral health care to maintain great oral hygiene, and to be sure that you always know who’s lips are meeting yours!
If you have any questions about kissing or maintaining you oral health, please contact us.