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Dental caries (the correct term for the disease that happens to teeth when decay is occurring) is contagious. The cavity that your dentist told you was there? Yep! Contagious. It’s a disease process.

And just as disease is contagious, so is a cavity. So, think twice before kissing that cute guy you’ve been eyeing up for some time now. If he has a cavity, the microorganisms causing that scenario are happy to tag along to the next host — which could be you! This is just another reason why it is so very important to keep your oral hygiene at its best.

As you know, it is important to wash your hands with hot, soapy water or hand sanitizer, keep your spouse and loved ones healthy by brushing and flossing and taking care of any cavities that the dentist finds as soon as possible.

If you would like to protect your smile from dental caries, please keep up with your regular dental exams and cleanings. Call us at 724-775-4860, and we’ll be happy to help!