This is for parents and grandparents or young children. Studies show that bacteria which cause dental diseases like cavities and gum disease are actually passed from one mouth to another. So the next time you share a spoon or a drink with little Johnny you may be putting him at risk for problems if your mouth is not healthy. Think about it- having routine evaluations for common dental diseases and maintaining good oral health for yourself is just as important as taking Johnny to his dental visits:-)