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Talk to Your Dentist About Sex

 

Among the more dangerous myths floating around these days is that oral sex is a disease-free alternative to intercourse. The fact is, not only can oral-genital contact lead to a sexually transmitted disease (STD), it can depending on the disease be harder to spot and more difficult to treat. Your dentist may recognize oral symptoms of an STD and instruct you to see a physician for diagnosis, according to a study published in the May/June 2002 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education.

 

Reviewed: January 2012

 

 

 
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