Dog’s Mouth is Not Cleaner: Dr. Oz Debunks Health Myths

A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s“It’s a myth,” says Dr. Oz. In a laboratory test that cultured samples of swabs from a dog owner’s mouth and her dog, Dr. Oz tells his viewers that the results showed that a dog’s mouth has more bacteria than a human’s. “Here’s why we think that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than ours,” says Dr. Oz. “It turns out that although a dog has many more germs in its mouth than us, that those germs are not dangerous to us. So if a dog bites you, you are much less likely to get infected than if a human bites you.”

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