There are some types of bacteria that are actually beneficial to our oral health. While it is undoubtedly wise to consult with a dentist to address issues with the teeth and gums, these microorganisms play an equally important role. What have scientists discovered?
– Some types of ‘beneficial’ bacteria can help to prevent infections, which lessens the risk of cavities and gum disease.
– Antibiotics can kill these beneficial bacteria.
– Don’t take antibiotics unless absolutely necessary to protect the beneficial bacteria.
“Of course, antibiotics are still needed for life threatening infections.”
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