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Reminder: Cavities are contagious
Updated: 2/16/2012 6:59:56 PM

Reminder: Cavities are contagious  

Valentine's Day is over, and many people may have leftover sweets, chocolates and wine from their romantic evenings. While these are all great gifts to receive on the holiday, they all represent a serious danger for teeth. Recently, the president-elect of the California Dental Association (CDA), Lindsey Robinson, D.D.S., issued a warning to not let Valentine candies spoil dental health.

Robinson warned that along with making sure not to over-indulge on sugary candy that can potentially cause cavities, people should remember that oral health problems can be contagious.

"If you have ever had a cavity, you carry the bacteria that cause tooth decay," said Robinson. "Cavity-causing bacteria can be spread from person to person through a variety of ways, including kissing. So it's especially important to practice good oral hygiene habits to reduce the risk of transmitting the bacteria."

The CDA has a program called Cavity Keep Away that reminds people to visit their dentist often, especially during pregnancy, and offers tips for how to avoid passing cavities on to others. For example, everyone should always use their own toothbrush, eating utensils and cups, and not share these things with others.

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