Dr. Neil Zane says you could get tooth decay, even gum disease from something simple as sharing a spoon to kissing.
"It's a little gross, but it's not going to stop me from kissing her," said Andy Gomez.
Yes, planting a wet one could also plant the seeds to a nasty cavity.
Dr. Zane says cavity causing bacteria can easily jump from one mouth to another.
Even a mom carefully testing her baby's food can transfer bacteria to these tiny teeth.
"If you have the bacteria that causes the decay it's going to be transferred just as the mother gives the child the food And so kissing is a way of transferring it," said Dr. Zane.
Good oral hygiene is the key to safe smooching.
"Bottom line is good home care will prevent decay and if your flossing and taking good care of your teeth, whether or not you kiss someone has no bearing whatsoever," said Dr. Zane.
Cavity free Leshay Harris says she won't be kissing her boyfriend until he follows her hygiene routine.
"Brushing my teeth every morning, every night and flossing. And mouthwash," said Harris.
So as the dentist says, pucker up and keep on kissing! As long as you brush and floss, kissing will be a lot less hazardous to your mouth than a handful of candies.