Valentine’s day is full of sweets and being sweet to your loved ones. However, before your romantic evening, ask your partner when is the last time they’ve been to the dentist. If it’s been awhile, they are at risk for periodontal disease.
To summarize, this is an inflammatory disease caused by bacteria under the gums from a lack of good oral hygiene. Although this is not “contagious” in the usual sense, this bacteria can be spread through saliva. People with periodontal disease run higher risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction.
Don’t let periodontal disease ruin your romantic evening. Call your dentist and get this taken care of. Your date will love you for it.