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Can you get dental caries because of french-kissing?

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Dr. Srijan Mehta
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There isn't a co-relation between the two.

In brief: No

There isn't a co-relation between the two.
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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry

In brief: YES - it IS Possible

While you can not directly get dental caries from another person, you can get the bacteria that could help create that problem. Recent studies have shown that the bacteria that cause dental caries is transmissible horizontally and vertically, meaning you can get the bacteria from anyone.
The question is if your body can defend against it well. If not, then caries will be possible.

In brief: YES - it IS Possible

While you can not directly get dental caries from another person, you can get the bacteria that could help create that problem. Recent studies have shown that the bacteria that cause dental caries is transmissible horizontally and vertically, meaning you can get the bacteria from anyone.
The question is if your body can defend against it well. If not, then caries will be possible.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Dental caries kissin

No you can not.Our mouth has natural floa of bacteria which keeps bad bacteria at bay.
So the other bacteria can not invade your oral cavity.Bacteria grows on plaque and calculus of teeth, and breaks down sugar and carbohydrates to Lactic Acid which breaks down the enamel, and that causes the caries.

In brief: Dental caries kissin

No you can not.Our mouth has natural floa of bacteria which keeps bad bacteria at bay.
So the other bacteria can not invade your oral cavity.Bacteria grows on plaque and calculus of teeth, and breaks down sugar and carbohydrates to Lactic Acid which breaks down the enamel, and that causes the caries.
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