Banishing Bad Breath with Probiotics
What are Oral Probiotics and do they get rid of bad breath?
Did you know that your mouth is full of bacteria? If you are prone to having bad breath and even poor dental health your mouth probably contains higher levels of some of the less desirable bacteria like Streptococcus mutans or Porphyromonas gingivalis. Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSCs) or waste from the millions of bacteria that inhabit your mouth are often the cause of bad breath. Indeed, for those of you who routinely brush your teeth and practice proper dental care yet still suffer from halitosis, this may be caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that produce smelly compounds in your mouth. While probioitics are traditionally known for enhancing gut flora and promoting a healthy digestive tract, new research supports the novel idea that probiotics may also promote a healthier oral cavity and reduce the amount of these smelly bacteria in your mouth. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and they may just be the key to getting rid of bad breath.
The Benefits of Oral Probiotics
Oral probiotics (sometimes called oralbiotics) promote a healthy and frehs smelling mouth in numerous ways. Here are just some of the benefits:
- Inhibit plaque formation
- Reduces bleeding and maintains gum line
- Lowers and prevents inflammation
- Inhibit growth of harmful bacteria that cause bad breath and tooth
- Create more favorable conditions for a healthier environment in your mouth
- Immune support (resulting in reductions of throat and sinus infections)
- Freshens breath
- Whitens teeth