This article was published on February 23rd, 2016
Believe it or not, but the health of your mouth can provide important clues about your sexual health. A good look inside your mouth can improve your sex life, and make you live a happier, and healthier life. If you want better sex, consider the following bad oral health symptoms:
Flossing: Erectile dysfunction can be attributed to plaque and gum disease. If you don’t floss, you could risk becoming flaccid. Taking care of your teeth and gums will keep your enamel and your penis hard!
Bad bread: A romantic kiss can be over, even before it’s started. Bad breath is typically caused by something you ate, but if you suffer from bad breath long term, it likely means there’s something bigger at issue, and not something a stick of gum or a pack of mints will solve.
Chapped lips: Dry, sore, and cracked lips making puckering up feel like a chore. It also means that you could have other health issues, like diabetes or autoimmune diseases. If the problem persists over a period of time, and there are no obvious causes, like sun, wind, or cold weather, it’s time to visit your doctor.
Snoring: One of the biggest reasons couples sleep in separate beds is because of snoring. It causes sleep deprivation and over time can put you at risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and even heart disease. Sleeping separately also means you out of luck for spontaneous sex in bed.
Cold sores: Its no secret that a cold sore, usually occurring on the lips or near where it was first contracted is highly contagious. It’s called herpes (HSV), and is can be spread quickly and easily, through kissing or even oral sex. Once infected, the virus is in your body forever. Thankfully there are treatment methods.
Oral cancer: Simply having sex doesn’t increase your risk of oral cancer; however, certain high-risk types of oral cancer, also known as human papilloma virus (HPV), can be transmitted through skin-on-skin contact. Smoking and drinking can also increase your risk. You can get a regular screening for HPV from your dentist.