Dr. Joyce Kahng Bio/Wiki
After describing why she doesn’t kiss her child on the lips, a dentist’s mother named Joyce Kahng went viral on TikTok.
Dr. Joyce Kahng, of Orange and Magnolia Dental Studio in Costa Mesa, California, took to social media to offer information she believes will benefit our children.
According to HealthGrades, Dr. Joyce Kahng, DDS is a dental practitioner in Costa Mesa, California, with over 11 years of experience.
In 2010, she received her medical degree from the University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry.
She is 35 years old.
How Dr Joyce Kahng Went Viral?
Dr. Kahng’s previous research showed that she carried more cavity-causing germs than her contemporaries, which could apply to her baby.
She said that on her TikTok video, which has over 3 million views and 250k likes, “Bacteria can transfer through salivary exchange and this is more common for children, less common for adults,”
“Children are not actually born with the bacteria that causes cavities. These bacteria are transferred to them at an early age, usually from their caregiver through activities like kissing and sharing utensils.”
“After the age of 4 years old, a child’s oral microbiome has matured and is unique to them, making them more resistant during times of salivary exchange,” Independent.co.uk reported.
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Streptococcus mutans is a bacteria that feeds on sugars in our diet and produces acid. In principle, babies who don’t have the bacteria and don’t ingest sugar should have a lower risk of cavities.
The dentist also avoids pre-tasting her son’s food, drinks from the same cups and uses his utensils, and avoids sweet foods.
Dr. Kahng said, “There are so many ways we share bacteria unintentionally, not just from kisses,”
“I want to give him the best chance of not inheriting my cavity-causing bacteria,”
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The same principle holds true for two persons who eat the same foods but have more cavities than the other, regardless of how frequently they floss or brush.
Dr. Kahng said, “Some people are more predisposed to cavities than others regardless of their level of oral hygiene, and that’s because we’re not all the same!”
“There are a number of factors besides oral hygiene that make people susceptible to this disease, such as bacteria and genetics.”
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