Oral Probiotics

Stop Bad Breath and Strenghthen Your Immune System

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Studies show oral probiotics an important weapon in fighting bad bacteria in your mouth and throat!

A lot of attention has been paid to the health benefits of probiotics in recent years. This friendly flora is being used to promote good GI (gastro intestinal) health and to combat the symptoms of auto immune disorders like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Now, a new class of probiotics are being developed to improve your oral health as well.

Health Benefits of Friendly Bacteria

Here is a list of some of the health conditions these good bacteria are used to combat:

  • Sore throats
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Helps reduce halitosis (bad breath)
  • Reduces severity and frequency of ear aches
  • Protects against strep throat
  • Effective against thrush
  • Helps prevent sinus infections
  • Helps fight candida overgrowth

Types of Oral Probiotic Products

Developers and manufactures are adding this good bacteria to a variety of dental products:
  • Mouthwash
  • Gum - A Canadian company has successfully produced a gum using these new strains of good bacteria.
  • Mints - Consumers can now enjoy strawberry flavored mints to help improve their oral health.
  • Lozenges
  • Gel

How Do Oral Probiotics Work?

These good bacteria are effective because they attach themselves to your teeth, tongue, gums and other areas of your mouth and throat. They crowd out the bad bacteria that creates halitosis and other health problems in the oral cavity.

These beneficial bacteria are more effective than brushing, flossing or mouth washes because of their ability to penetrate deep under the gum line. It is recommended that you use your oral probiotics in addition to doing all of the above. Studies show that this good bacteria remains in the mouth for several weeks after application.

Oral Health Research

Although no definitive studies have been completed initial medical research supports the health benefits of this new class of probiotics. Additional studies are currently being conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of these natural health supplements.

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