Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 31 March 2011 12:09
Cavities may come not only from what you eat, but what bacteria you come in contact with.
According to new studies, the bacteria that cause cavities can be transmitted from one person to another.
There are cases of children developing cavities from their mothers. If a mother tastes some food and then feeds her child, the child is at increased risk for getting a cavity.
When couples kiss, the cavity-causing bacteria can be spread from person to the other. Even if a person has a completely healthy mouth, he or she is not immune to cavities if his or her partner has the bacteria in their mouth.