Did I give my boyfriend cavities?
April 30, 2012 7:55 PM Subscribe
I had untreated cavities. Now my boyfriend has cavities and his dentist blames me and says we shouldn't kiss. To what degree is this true?
posted by elklet to Health & Fitness (22 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've had cavities for about a year and finally started to get them filled. My boyfriend of a year has a history of cavities but was fine for a while. This visit and last he's had cavities.
We don't exactly have five star oral health: He water flosses and brushes with a manual toothbrush once a day in the morning. No string flossing, coffee or soda, but he does drink smoothies. I've brushed/water flossed at night. I'm obviously stepping up my oral hygiene game.
I've read about the contagiousness of cavity-causing bacteria, but it seems like cavities only thrive if habits allow them to. My boyfriend, however, is pretty upset.
Any studies about this? How much responsibility should I take? And can we still kiss?
Longtime lurker, first time poster- thanks Metafilter!