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Move Over, Mono: Another Kissing Disease?
Posted on March 27th, 2022
If you’ve heard about (or experienced) mononucleosis, often shortened to “mono” or “the kissing disease”, you might think it can’t be compared to gum disease in any way. However, there is one trait these infections have in common.
But did you know gum disease, which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss and linked to 52 other systemic illnesses, is communicable the same way mono is?
Kissing & Telling
You read that right: gum disease is not only contagious, but can be spread through kissing. Along with smooching, common activities like sharing food or eating and drinking utensils can expose you (or your loved ones) to the bacteria that cause the traveling inflammation.
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