Antibiotics Doing More Harm than Good?

Although antibiotics are necessary for combating certain dental and medical problems, they can be overused and have a negative rather than a positive effect. When overused, the body can build a resistance to antibiotics and render them almost useless.

According to new research, antibiotics affect infection fighters like:

– Resident “good” bacteria

– Fatty acids

– Some white blood cells

These are all important for healthy teeth and gums but the overuse of antibiotics “can prevent such natural defences” working effectively.

Antibiotics should only be prescribed by a dentist when necessary and more information on this subject can be found at: