The body’s own bacteria have been shown to be effective in killing some oral infections. New research shows antibiotics kill this ‘good bacteria’, preventing their protection of our gums and teeth.
Key takeaways:
– As with many infections, if certain oral infections are left untreated they will clear away on their own.
– Our natural defences are effective in fighting infection and inflammation in the mouth.
– Consult your dentist about use of antibiotics.
“Scientists have long known that overuse of antibiotics can do more harm than good. For example, overuse can cause antibiotic resistance. But research into this phenomenon in oral health was uncharted territory.”
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