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Like Oral Sex? Brush Your TEETH!!!

Aug 28, 13 Like Oral Sex? Brush Your TEETH!!!

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections have made quite the splash on the disease radar as cases have begun to sporadically appear everywhere since this summer when actor Michael Douglas was rumored to have HPV virus. Sources were shocked to find that Douglas had not contracted the disease through tobacco or alcohol use, but through HPV. Douglas later denied the rumors, but local doctors did confirm that HPV virus does have a malignant growth in the misuse, or terrible practice thereof, in oral sex.

Sounds too terrible be to true, right? But it is! Great oral sex is welcomed by any and all (if you’re into that sort of thing), but terrible oral sex has far lengthier circumstances than how much tongue your supposed to put into it. I respect your tendencies to be a go-getter, but you might want to slow it down and brush your teeth. It’s not a joke: bad oral sex includes poorly brushed teeth, unclean tongues, unchecked oral diseases and, finally, a lack of enthusiasm.

It can be a difficult thing to do in the morning when you just don’t have the energy, but before you give your husband/wife his/her morning delight, you should always double check your mouth with a good three-minute brush and a gargle of that delicious new mouth wash from Listerine.

According to a report by CNN’s Alexandra Sifferlin, The Center for Disease Control regards other oral cancers and gum diseases as susceptible to HPV. HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus, an oral disease usually brought on by bad oral healthcare. As it turns out, the disease has been garnering a large population of victims this year.

A research group from The University of Texas Sciences Center studied more than 3,400 patients from a 09-10 study for a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. These adults ranged from 30 to 69. Those with poor oral health were 56% more likely to develop a higher vulnerability to an HPV infection than to other people with a healthy mouth. Those with gum disease and other related oral infections were 51 percent more likely to contract an HPV infection.

The disease is most closely associated with sexually transmitted disease, but can also be contracted through misuse of oral hygiene, which covers pretty much all the bases on keeping your mouth clean. That includes brushing your teeth regularly (preferably 30 times a day), and a regular scrubbing of the tongue to further eliminate risk to oral cancer.

HPV doesn’t half a proper scientifically proven test to detect its antibodies, so the regular well-kept secret of hygiene of your mouth is to steer clear of its symptoms with continuous care. If you don’t bother to clean up your mouth for the pleasure of yourself and others around you, you could most assuredly contract HPV. And if HPV is left untreated, the disease can mutate into cancer and spread to the penis, anus, cervix, vulva, and even the vagina.

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