Antibiotics are routinely prescribed as a treatment against infection. However, these drugs could have unwanted side effects in certain situations.
- Researchers have found that antibiotics can interfere with our body’s natural defenses.
- The overuse of antibiotics can kill good bacteria, including those in the mouth.
- Studies are underway to examine the link between weakened defenses and poor oral health.
Ultimately, the decision of prescribing antibiotics for oral infections lies with your dentist, so make sure you follow the recommended treatment to keep teeth and gums in good health.
Read the full story here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926082539.htm