Dental caries is contagious?
Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay or cavities, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing silverware. Spouses can transmit caries-producing bacteria to each other and their older children by kissing, sharing utensils or sharing toothbrushes. Some individuals tend to have more cavity causing ...