Yes, that’s right, regularly kissing someone is a good way to reduce plaque because it stimulates saliva production and this is your body’s natural way of removing plaque, author of Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures Andrea Demirjian revealed.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have to see your dentist to get white fillings, and kissing isn’t a substitute for a good oral hygiene regime, but it certainly doesn’t do any harm.
Kissing can also lower your blood pressure, with Ms Demirjian explaining that while it raises your heartrate, it does so in a healthy way that lowers your blood pressure.
It’s also been found to help ease chronic pain, with Stylist citing research by Current Pharmaceutical Design, which revealed that kissing and cuddling with your partner releases the hormone oxytocin, which has painkilling properties.
Taking care of your oral hygiene doesn’t just increase your chances of getting kissed, it can also make you look younger. Earlier this month, the Telegraph suggested that there are various treatments you can have done to your smile to help you look years younger.