Kissing is great but it also comes with a lot of health benefits.
Not only does it boost serotonin levels to lower stress, it reduces blood pressure and relieves cramps.
While a cheeky smooch is beneficial on so many levels, did you know it was good for oral health too?
Now Dr Khaled Kasem explained the benefits of kissing and why it should be included in everyone's daily oral care routine.
He said: "The main benefit of kissing is that it produces more saliva in your mouth
"Saliva is important because it helps you chew, taste, swallow, fights germs and prevents bad breath – which is ideal when kissing!"
The saliva also neutralises the acids that sit on the teeth which helps to reduce risk of getting decay.
With that extra saliva in your mouth, it can wash away the bacteria off your teeth, which breaks down stubborn oral plaque.
The exchange of saliva during a kiss encourages the immune system to create more antibodies to defend the body from infection.
Some research shows that we do exchange a lot of bacteria during kissing but this increase of antibodies is in fact a good thing.
The only negative impact of kissing is when people are sick, have a cold sore or have bad oral hygiene.
Dr Khaled recommends kissing for four minutes in total each day to improve oral health.
But make sure to keep brushing and flossing as well to avoid spreading any germs during your kissing routine.
So in short, keep kissing if you want nice breath and healthy teeth.
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