Did you know that kissing can help fight cavities? Did you know that kissing can also cause cavities? What gives? That is because the act of kissing helps stimulate saliva production, which naturally helps return the acidity levels in the mouth to normal. However, before sharing kisses, make sure you have good oral health. This is because kissing isn’t just a way to share love, but can also be a way to communicate unwanted dental germs.
- Contagious cavities – Brush twice a day for two minutes to reduce the bacteria that causes cavities to spread to another person.
- Don’t share toothbrushes – Separate toothbrushes means separate germs.
- Take care of bad breath – Bacteria causes bad breath so brush, chew sugarless gum, or use ADA approved mouthwashes to reduce their build up while simultaneously freshening your breath.
- Quit smoking – Not only is smoking bad for your overall health, it also stains your teeth and negatively affects your breath. Enroll in a program to help you quit smoking and say yes to a healthy mouth.
- Regular visits – Regular visits to your dentist for cleanings can help address lingering issues as well as get your mouth healthy for kisses all year long.
Following these guidelines can help you improve your smile and make your mouth extra kissable.