Certain types of bacteria are harmless, while some like Streptococcus can cause a lot of trouble. Kissing can hardly be romantic when you’ve got a massive Strep invasion looming. The least you can do is to brush your teeth before and after a smooch. Besides, nothing gives a good impression better than fresh breath.
It also pays to see your dentist twice a year for regular checkups. Experienced dentists in Greenville, SC such as Dr. Trey Kenna offer comprehensive exams and prophylaxis that remove bacteria in areas of the mouth your brush can’t reach (at least without risking gum damage). Other helpful procedures include scaling and fluoride treatment.