This is more dangerous for children than adults.
Young children do not have the variety of oral bacteria as do adults and because of that their immune systems aren’t used to dealing with them. Too many kisses from mom and dad can leave your child more vulnerable to developing cavities.
The best way to avoid sharing your oral bacteria with your child is to keep those kisses limited to the cheek, do not share your eating utensils with them and make sure they always have their own drink instead of sharing yours with them.
Catch Feelings, Not Cavities
As long as you are taking practicing oral health and hygiene habits, you don’t need to worry about spreading dangerous, cavity-causing germs with your kisses. However, avoid doing things that could spread oral bacteria to small children. If you follow these tips and keep up with your regular dental appointments you can spread the love without worry!
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