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A 24-year-old female asked:

Gingivitis test showed streptococcus viridans and candida albicans in mouth. can it be transferred through oral sex or kissing?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Oral bacteria: These organisms are very common and exist in most mouths. They do not cause disease. So yes you will exchange these organisms but don’t worry about this.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. E: Consult a dentist, preferably a periodontist for your gingivitis to prevent tooth loss and not worry about kissing. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
Last updated Feb 11, 2020

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