27 February 2008

Catch a cavity from kissing?

If you can trust someone who's billed as a New York City "celebrity dentist," then take note that doctor Jeff Golub-Evans reports that you can increase risk of cavities by kissing someone who has no history of cavities, based on the level of bacteria in their saliva. But you can develop immunities to cavities by kissing someone who is more cavity-prone.

So, I guess, look for a grill or a lot of fillings before you decide who to make out with.

Also, kissing helps increase saliva production, and saliva is a natural enemy of plaque, says Dr. Jeff, "slipping under plaque and washing it away." So rock on.


Allison Kennedy said...


Maggie&Bandit said...

Maggie's had some tooth problems. Maybe she needs to be a little more careful.