Like many other diseases, oral diseases are transmitted from person to person through saliva, the vehicle through which they travel bacteria. Usually the disease is spread by kissing your partner in the mouth, but is also very common for parents infecting the children. Microbes that a father or mother has in her mouth can happen to their children when they are kissing on the mouth, to clean the pacifier or bottle nipples with saliva itself, when it covered used and even, by blowing the child’s meal to cool.
Transmission from parents to children is the most common decay, caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus mutans.
Caries and gum diseases such as periodontitis are two examples of infectious oral disease. Transmission from parents to children is the most common decay, caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus mutans. Many parents mistakenly think that cavities in baby teeth are resolved when the permanent teeth come out, but this is not so. A child with cavities in baby teeth is at greater risk of suffering in permanent teeth because the focus of infection spreads beyond the tooth. Even if decay because of the child looses a tooth, this fact will lead to the permanent tooth can come out crooked and, therefore, need braces to correct it.
It is also important to note that dental caries, such as infectious disease does not discriminate age, sex, race, etc. It is estimated that between 90 and 95% of adults have or have had tooth decay. The percentage of tooth decay among children is also alarming: about 80% of children at 6 years of age already have caries.
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Couples with periodontitis
Scientific studies have shown that couples with periodontitis (severe infection or gum), with a minimum of coexistence (eg 10 years), tend to have worse periodontal health than couples with healthy gums. Because couples share habits, it is common that if you do not have good oral hygiene, the other did not have it and that, coupled with the fact that bacteria are shared for a long time, could allow more periodontopathogenic bacteria could settle in the mouth of the couple not affected at first.
In addition, periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of onset and / or worsening of cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attack or stroke) and diabetes infection, so it is advisable to go to the periodontist to prevent their occurrence, development and possible contagion. After the treatment phase, designed for cleaning bags bacteria, continue with the maintenance phase, a fundamental step that should never skip because it is the only way to get control of periodontitis long term.