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 [...]