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Can bad breath be transmitted by French Kissing?

kissing and bad breathI have been asked this question on more than one occasion. It's another one of those questions that research studies don't usually address. Certainly, bad breath may be caused by certain kinds of oral bacteria, and they appear to be more active in some mouths as compared to others. Some species of bacteria in the mouth do seem to be transmitted among adults in close contact. So, theoretically, it could happen. After all, a lot of diseases are transmitted by kissing and other sexual contact. My suggestion would be to summon up the courage to tell a kissing partner about the problem, and to resume kissing as soon as the situation improves.


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