5 Benefits of Oral Probiotics

5 Benefits of Oral Probiotics

Jul 01, 2019

Many patients have never heard of how oral antibiotics can help them. Harbour View Dental believes that you should be in control of your oral health, which includes everything that could be used to improve it. Let’s explore oral probiotics and how they benefit oral health.

Reduces Plaque

Plaque can build up on teeth and lead to cavities as well as gum disease. Sometimes, flossing or brushing is simply not enough to get rid of all of the plaque on teeth. Oral probiotics that contain Streptococcus A12 can be used to effectively reduce the amount of plaque.

Reduces Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can cause several problems with your oral health. Lactobacillus reuteri aids in the destruction of microbes that can lead to the development of gingivitis, giving you a healthier smile and balancing out the environment in the mouth’s microbiome.

Prevents Oral Thrush

Oral thrush involves spots on the tongue that are caused by a fungus known as Candida. When there is too much of it, thrush occurs and can be uncomfortable. It can be prevented with the use of oral probiotics regularly.

Freshens Your Breath

There have been studies that confirm the use of oral probiotics leads to fresher breath. They are effective at getting rid of bad breath – even more so than an antibacterial mouthwash. This is because a mouthwash may end up killing good bacteria along with bad bacteria.

May Protect You from Disease

Research has proven that your oral health affects the rest of your body. The microbiome of your mouth can increase the risk of illnesses such as heart disease. Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects cognition, has been linked to the presence of gum disease. Keeping the mouth healthy will protect you from certain diseases and illnesses.

Before taking any supplements or probiotics, you should speak with your doctor. Certain patients should not take oral probiotics, so it is important to speak with a medical and dental professional. You can call Harbour View Dental to schedule an appointment and speak with a dentist about your oral health.

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