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All About Antibiotics

Because we're concerned about more than your teeth… If you're a woman taking oral contraceptives, it's understandable that you might not wish to mention this prior to a dental procedure. But it's truly important that we know, and here's why: Your dental procedure may include an antibiotic prescription to fight the bacterial infection. It's known that some broad-spectrum antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of a birth control pill, increasing the chance of pregnancy. Antibiotics are wonderful weapons against infection, but they have their limitations. A few valuable suggestions: If you start, don't stop. Whether you're prescribed an antibiotic by us or your physician, don't stop taking them just because you "feel better.” There's a chance the most resistant bacteria will [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:26:28+00:00May 11th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on All About Antibiotics

Women’s Oral Health

Women's Oral Health FAQs Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women's oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren's Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of conditions will my dentist watch for? As a woman, you need to adhere to good oral hygiene. Make sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and after each meal when possible, and floss thoroughly each day. To help avoid problems, your dentist may request to see [...]

By |2019-07-25T15:58:28+00:00August 20th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Women’s Oral Health