Research suggests the bacteria that cause gum disease can pass through the saliva. This means that the common contact of saliva between people and especially families puts children and couples at risk for contracting gum disease from another person or family member.

That is why if one member of the family has gum disease we recommend that the entire family be screened for evidence of gum disease. This way you either prevent the disease from being passed on to your loved ones or successfully treat the disease if present.

Gum Disease A Transmissible Infection