Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is kissing dangerous to your health??

Is kissing harmful to your health? With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease-causing germs and viruses, warns the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists.
Some different types of things you can catch are:

  1. Cold Sores-Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. They appear as tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters that form around the mouth and lips.

  2. Colds-Common cold and flu viruses can be transmitted very easily through contact with the saliva.

  3. Mononucleosis-Mononucleosis, also known as the "kissing disease."

Remember people can look healthy and you may never know if they have any diseases.

To read more look here: http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=i&iid=341&aid=8950

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Not to mention, the bacteria causing tooth decay is contagious and can be transmitted between "kissers". Be careful whom you give a little lip lovin to..they can actually cause you a toothache! Or at least give you a cavity. :)