Oral Health and Antibiotics

3 November 2018
3 November 2018, Comments: 0

The body produces both good and bad bacteria. Taking antibiotics too frequently can kill the “good” bacteria in the mouth, which can lead to oral infections, according to recent research.

Key takeaways:

– Antibiotics are only necessary in limited situations.

– Taking antibiotics when it’s unnecessary is considered “overuse” and is harmful.

– Avoid overuse of antibiotics.

– Promote good oral health by practicing good oral hygiene; this helps prevent infections, gum disease and inflammation.

Regular check-ups with your dentist will ensure that your teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible.

“A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at bay.”

Read more about this topic:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926082539.htm

 

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