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Examining the Role of “Good” Bacteria Within the Mouth

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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