Your Mate’s Oral Health Is Important To YOURS!

Posted on Aug 04, 2014 by William J. Claiborne, DDS MS

Does your mate give affectionate kisses even though his or her oral hygiene gets minimal attention? Does a Grandparent with persistent bad breath worry you when sharing a drink with your child?

Kissing and sharing food or beverages not only intermingle saliva, these actions can transfer oral bacteria. Research has shown that the bacteria of periodontal (gum) disease can be transferred from one person to another this easily.

Prior research has established that the HPV virus can be transferred through oral sex. However, simple acts of sipping from the same straw or a good-night kiss can affect your oral health regardless of your oral health regimen.

If you suspect a loved one has gum disease, urge them to have an evaluation by a Periodontal Specialist. We are trained to accurately diagnose the presence of gum disease as well as determine appropriate treatment to restore good oral health.

If YOU have been slack when it comes to your oral health, this should be a wake-up call. Those you love can be affected because of transferred bacteria. This bacteria has been associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, memory loss, pre-term babies, and more.

Be sure you and your loved ones enjoy oral health that enhances overall health! Call (828) 274-9440 for a consultation or examination.

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