Something to Shout About? –
April 25, 2018 – …drinkers tended to have less of the good (Lactobacillales) and more of the bad (e.g., Bacteroidales, Actinomyces and Neisseria species) bacteria. In other words, drinking may bring out the punks in your mouth … However, if something like alcohol can wipe out various species of bacteria, fewer species that happen to be able to handle alcohol may begin to dominate. Unfortunately, such species often aren’t good species.
This Microbiome study alone is not proof of what specifically happens when you put something with greater than zero proof in your mouth. More studies are needed. Call this another way that you don’t quite know what’s going on when you drink.