Kissing Promotes Good Dental Health

If you don't floss like we advise, at least take this piece of advice from the Academy of General Dentistry - kissing is linked to the prevention of tooth decay. Kissing stimulates saliva, which helps reduce the incidence of cavities.

"Kissing is nature's cleansing process," says Heidi Hausauer, a dentist and spokeswoman for the academy. "Saliva washes out the mouth and helps remove the cavity-causing food particles that accumulate after meals."

If you have no one to kiss, try sugar-free gum. It's not quite as fun, but still very effective in producing saliva.

Other Saliva Facts

290 E John Carpenter Fwy. Suite 2700, Irving, TX 75062 USA
B. Kent Smith, DDS Jeff Roy, DDS Ashley Bristow, DDS Irving, TX dentist providing comprehensive dentistry & sleep apnea therapy. (972) 255-3712 (972) 255-5693 info@21stcenturydental.com