DENTAL ||| \"Is there a link between gum disease and other diseases or bodily ailments?\"
Dr. Steven Morales, D.D.S., of Kokopelli Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, joins us to offer readers advice on daily and long-term dental health and good oral hygiene.

[Question] ||| "Can gum disease be transmitted from one person to another?"



[Answer] |||  Yes. Anytime saliva is transferred so is the bacteria that can cause gum disease.  Even a mother kissing her baby near their mouth can transfer the bacteria.

[ABOUT THE EXPERT] |||   Dr. Steven Morales, D.D.S. | Kokopelli Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Steven Morales, a San Francisco native, is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and is licensed in both California and Arizona. Dr. Morales moved to Arizona earlier this decade after a 10-year career practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Morales' wife, Dr. Sylvia Jimenez, D.D.S., is also part of the Kokopelli team and is a graduate of UCSF. Both doctors reside in Ahwatukee with their three boys


ADDRESS: 1327 E. Chandler Blvd. #105Phoenix, AZ 85048PHONE: (480) 283-0733ONLINE:






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