Archives by Tag 'antibiotics'

The Mouth’s Natural Antibiotics

Medication

07/17/2015
It’s sometimes said that the mouth is one of the dirtiest (i.e. most bacteria-laden) parts of the body. So why do wounds in the mouth tend to heal so quickly — and how do they stay free of infection? It’s a question that has intrigued Dr. Aaron Weinberg, a professor more...

Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?

Common Symptoms, Medication

02/05/2010
Many adults today suffer from the embarrassment of discolored or stained teeth due to the fact they were given the antibiotic, Tetracycline, as a child. While the damage from Tetracycline is not reversible as the staining becomes part of the structure of the teeth, the good news is that your more...

When Antibiotics Are Needed Prior to Dental Visits

Medication

01/30/2010
New guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) now state that taking prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics may not be necessary for most people and in fact, might cause more harm than good. Patients who may have taken antibiotics in the past but may no longer more...