“Kissing Disease” !!!  …or how to interrupt non-stop kissing.

“Kissing Disease” !!! …or how to interrupt non-stop kissing.

Dental Monthly

By Dr. Elena Speranza Moll

“Kissing Disease” !!! …or how to interrupt non-stop kissing.

Mural on the Berlin Wall, by Russian artist Dimitry Vrubel, 1990, showing Soviet leader leonid Brezhnev kissing East German leader Honecker. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Noooh, there is no disease that describes continuous kissing. Gotcha there😉)

But for us Dentists KISSING DISEASE means PERIODONTITIS. Why? I will explain.

Periodontitis is the inflammation of your gums that determines supportive bone loss around your teeth.

Let me quickly remind you of the main symptoms of periodontal disease:

1) Bleeding gums (on your pillow, in the sink, while brushing teeth).

2) Red, swollen and painful gums.

3) Bad breath. You wake up with a dead bird in your mouth.

4) Gums receding and tooth gets longer.

5) Tooth mobility.


Who is prone to develop Periodontal Disease:

  1. a) You are not good at brushing teeth.
  2. B) You smoke.
  3. c) There is lots of stress going on in your life.
  4. d) Medical: Diabetes, Cardiovascular condition, Obesity, Depression, Chemotherapy.
  5. e) Genetic: mam, grandpa and uncle Sam have also lost their teeth.
  6. f) Temporarily: pregnant, adolescent.


Here are the answers to some of your questions:

1. How do you transmit it by kissing??

Easy: Saliva exchange, means also Bacteria exchange. E Voilà


2. How did you find out? Is this really true??

We know that a patient, who cannot be stabilized with regular periodontal treatment, very often has a healthy spouse or partner who reinfects them. They, the healthy Kissers, are insensitive to the specific Perio-bacteria that the partner’s gums.


3. Does that mean that we should stop Kissing?!?!

No way….

But the healthy partner should have regular professional oral hygiene sessions to remove tartar and dental plaque, just like the patient. This will lower their count of bacterial pathogens that are re-infecting their kissing partner over and over again.

Not the Kissing, but, as the song goes:

“I give it to You, You give it to Me”

…has to be interrupted.


4. I still feel awkward☹… what else can you do to prevent the bad bacteria entering my mouth?

Do some yoga and meditate….because there are 700 different kinds of bacteria in your mouth and you cannot worry about those bad guys amongst them. They are supposed to be there, but their “load” should stay within limits. A simple careful daily oral hygiene routine will do the trick and remember to go to the dentist every six months.


With Air-Polishing in Studio Moll the oral hygiene is very thorough, as both the tartar and sticky dental plaque is removed from teeth and root necks. We have found that after 6 months patients are so much cleaner than before. The plaque and tartar build-up after Air-Polishing is diminished by half, so the mouth’s pathogens are also diminished for sure. Come and try it out!



Some more things:

> After brushing always dry your toothbrush after rinsing it, with or without H2O2.

> Never, ever share toothbrushes and keep them dry and separated.


Remember that:

The progress of periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss and many painful symptoms, needs to be diagnosed and cured asap.


Look up former Dental Monthlies on

Inflam-ageing, the Truth about swollen gums and a Burdensome body part,

When you have symptoms or worries do call us.



For any questions, you can contact Studio Moll

Whatsapp: 331-6368628, or tel: 055-755347

For more information, look up Studio Moll’s YouTube channel and here too.


By Dr. Elena Speranza Moll

Studio Moll
Via Amilcare Ponchielli 21B, 50018 Scandicci –Firenze
Tel: 055-755347
WhatsApp: 331-6362682


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