Look in the aisle of any supermarket, and you are likely to find toothpastes and mouthwashes that promise to knock out bad breath. While these products may reduce oral odor in the short term - and they assuredly keep your teeth clean, which is critical for good oral health - they may not keep breath sweet over a long period of time, the way BLIS M18 oral care probiotics can.
What can probiotic products do that typical pastes and rinses can't? Numerous studies suggest that while common oral care products mask the smell of halitosis with mint, cinnamon or essential oils, probiotics gradually dial down oral odor by attacking its source.
Consider a common form of the oral condition: morning breath. When sleeping with your mouth open, you unintentionally give oral microbes a leg up by allowing your saliva flow to recede. In a dry environment, anaerobic microorganisms grow much faster than they would in a moist mouth.
By snoozing with a slack jaw, you essentially invite the bacteria on your tongue to spend all night being fruitful and multiplying. What is the result of so much nighttime begetting of bacteriological brethren? Bad breath, that's what.
For most people, it is not hard to call up the smell of morning breath. It's quite distinct. That odor is based largely on volatile sulfur compounds, which oral bacteria release in spades as they grow and feed on food matter left on your tongue.
Does all this mean that you need to invest in a handkerchief to loop under your jaw at night and tie it shut, like a cartoon character with a toothache? Hardly.
Instead, you can look into oral care probiotics, like the BLIS M18 Kit. Research indicates that these products do more than scrape away the majority of bacteria, leaving a small remainder to grow right back. Instead, probiotics introduce new, harmless microbial strains into your mouth, where they slowly crowd out odor-causing bacteria.
A medical literature review published in the journal Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal determined that most studies published on this subject since 1965 indicate that probiotics can mute bad breath while improving your oral health.
A similar meta-study, this one appearing in the International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry, came to similar conclusions - namely, that regular use of probiotic products like the BLIS M18 Kit can improve dental health, decrease the number of odor-causing microorganisms on the palate, improve gingival health and reduce the risk of gum disease, periodontal disease and cavities.