For all you lovebirds out there, before you pucker up this Valentine’s Day, here are a few little tips and facts you might be interested to know!
Cavities can be transmitted from one person to another
Cavities are caused by bacteria, one of the most common being mutans streptococcus, which can be transferred through saliva. So be wary, cavities are contagious!
Viruses can be transmitted through kissing
Illnesses caused by viruses that can be transmitted during kissing include: Colds, glandular fever, herpes infection, Hepatitis B and warts. Not exactly the news most want to hear prior to Valentine’s Day, but better to be safe than sorry right!
Be wary of illnesses
If yourself or the other person is sick, avoid kissing. Additionally, if you or the other person has an active cold sore, warts or ulcers around the lips or in the mouth, save the kiss for another date night.