From specialty breath freshening rinses to odor-neutralizing tablets, a number of ways to knock out bad breath are available for the individuals who need them. One of the most cutting-edge methods of fighting halitosis is oral care probiotics, a system of bacterial replacement that can muscle out oral odor quite effectively.
These are the sentiments of a recent study, which was published in the journal Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. Conducted as a review of the advances made in probiotics in the previous year, the report states that such products can be used to treat many conditions, one of which is bad breath.
Other conditions that are showing positive results in probiotic treatment are inflammatory bowel diseases, obesity, high cholesterol, bowel cancer, diabetes and vaccines - the latter of which isn't a disease, but which may be made more effectual through the use of a bacterial catalyst.
When used to treat bad breath, products like the M-18 Probiotic Kit replace odor-causing oral microbes with other harmless varieties.
Used in conjunction with a specialty breath freshening mouthwash and tongue scraper, oral probiotics can have a long-lasting positive effect on halitosis.