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Can Kissing be Hazardous to Your Health?

Jun 30, 2023
Can Kissing be Hazardous to Your Health?

When you're close to someone, you can often be too comfortable sharing. This is particularly true when it comes to kissing. More than 500 germs can be transferred between two people in one kiss. Kissing might have an effect on your dental health. The following are some of the risks associated with kissing.

Colds and Flu

When you suspect you have a cold or the flu, avoid kissing. You surely do not want to spread any infections to your loved ones. Colds and flu are commonly transmitted by saliva and nasal fluids.

Cold Sores

You should avoid kissing someone if you have a cold sore near your mouth or lips. Cold sores appear as tiny, transparent blisters near the lips. Cold sores are caused by a viral infection and are very contagious. Cold sores that discharge fluids are extremely contagious, but even a dry sore can spread to people who come into contact with it. If you notice cold sores, avoid touching them!

Mononucleosis: The Kissing Disease

Mononucleosis, or mono, spreads quickly through kissing. This infectious disease is also transmissible through sharing behaviors such as sharing a cup, food, or straw. We advise against sharing food and drink with others. Someone with mono may appear healthy, so always be cautious and avoid sharing your food to prevent spreading germs.

Tips for a Fresh Breath

When kissing, it makes sense to want to have clean, fresh breath. Avoid foods with strong spices and flavors, such as garlic or onions. It is possible to smell certain foods on someone's breath long after they have been consumed. Maintain regular daily oral hygiene practices. Brushing your teeth twice a day, as well as brushing your tongue, the roof of your mouth, and the inside of your cheeks, is part of this. We recommend using sugar-free gum or mouthwash after eating to help dilute strong odors. Other factors can also often create bad breath, so if you feel these treatments aren't helping, schedule an appointment with our Milford Dentist clinic to learn about potential oral health risks.

When you kiss, you can spread hundreds of germs. Keep an eye out for cold sores and cold or flu symptoms. Don't forget to clean and floss your teeth on a daily basis.

For more tips on keeping your mouth healthy, or to schedule your next visit, contact Milford Dentist at our 222 Main Street dental office.

222 Main Street Dental

Phone: (508) 473-3424

Url: https://www.222dental.com/

222 Main St.

Milford, MA 01757

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