According to Dr. Thomas Howley of the Academy of General Dentistry, energetic kissing fights cavities by stimulating saliva and cleansing away the bacteria and plaque which settle on your teeth.
Saliva also contains mineral ions which can repair damage to tooth enamel in its early stages.
The more vigorous the mouth motions, tongue-thrusting and face-sucking, the better. As Dr. Howley says, a quick peck isnt going to do much.
In fact, with a lot of tongue tango, you can produce up to one teaspoon of saliva a minute.
Those without kissing partners can benefit from chewing sugarless gum, but Dr. Howley admits thats not quite as nice a remedy.
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