12 Dental Hazards Of Christmas: Hazard 8— Kissing Under the Mistletoe
The Human Mouth harbours millions of bacteria, many harmless, but others that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Kissing is a way to transfer these germs from one person to another. Research shows that it is possible to catch dental diseases from another person, often by kissing.
It’s also possible to catch the virus that causes cold sores, the common cold and many other diseases by kissing somebody.
This knowledge might provide you with a good excuse to avoid a kiss from an undesirable someone under the mistletoe!
However, we’re not advising you to stop kissing your loved ones! Thorough brushing and flossing on a regular basis helps to keep all the germs in your mouth under control.