A 41-year-old female asked:
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will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

4 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Thrush: You can do better by painting the Nystatin on your tongue
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Nystatin: Nystatin kills yeast. It is not an antibiotic, so it does not kill bacteria.
Answered on Jul 24, 2016
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Thrush: The Nystatin will not kill oral bacteria. You still need to brush and floss. Try cleaning you tongue with a tongue scraper or your toothbrush. A dentist can evaluate your silver filling for decay and other problems.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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