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Valentines day. A day for love. A day for romance. A day for kissing!
Everyone loves a kiss, but something we need to remember when we’re sharing saliva with another human being (especially one that you may not know very well) is that your mouth..well EVERYONES mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria.
A lot of this bacteria is good,it helps regulate the mouths natural environment and are beneficial to ones health, however there are bacteria that live in the mouth and saliva that can cause some nasty problems.
There are many conditions and diseases that are related and spread through the bacteria in saliva, however proper oral health care and oral hygiene habits that can help you protect against and reduce the effects of some of the harmful bacteria.
Because of the amount of bacteria in each person’s mouth, there is a transfer of bacteria through saliva when lip balm, drinks, toothbrushes, or anything else is shared. Some of these viruses that result are relatively inconsequential while others could potentially have a serious impact on one’s life. Some examples of the milder diseases passed through saliva include herpes simple virus (cold sores or canker sores), flu virus, cold virus, and various bacteria that cause periodontal disease (inflammation or infection of gum tissue), venereal diseases, and candida albicans (better known as oral thrush). Pretty romantic, right?
So now you’re asking yourself, “what can I do to prevent getting these nasty kiss related problems?”
Well here’s a few tips to keep you kissing fresh and healthy this Valentines day!
If you want any more advice, or to book an appointment please get in touch.
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