Dentistry

Why antibiotics are overused in dentistry

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are overused in dentistry because many patients mistakenly believe they have a penicillin allergy. But such allergies are rare and should be investigated by a doctor, says Bodil Lund, chair of the ...

Dentistry

For kids, toothaches become another kind of pandemic pain

Very little has been normal for children these past two years, and some youngsters are feeling the pandemic's effects in their mouths. Pediatric dentists report seeing more decay and cavities, along with serious infections—some ...

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