It is not easy to control bad breath by buying conventional dental products, even when used as recommended. The problem is that common toothpastes and mouthwashes do not put much of a dent in the mouth's bacterial population. Fortunately, specialty breath freshening products like the Blis K12 Probiotic Kit can put odor-causing microbes to flight.
About 600 species of bacteria call your mouth home, according to an extensive study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. But that's just the number of varieties of microbes living in there. The number of individual microorganisms is on the order of tens of billions.
It is a few dozen varieties of these bacteria that cause the majority of bad breath. Though pungent foods can initially leave your mouth smelling bad, these microbes keep it stinky for hours or even days, digesting food particles and emitting foul-smelling molecules.
While it's tempting to try to wipe out your mouth's entire bacterial colony with alcohol-based mouthwash, it won't work. Such products invariably leave some microbes behind, hence the claim that a mouthwash "kills 99.99% of bacteria," which looks like a selling point but is in fact a legally required statement of technicality.
If an alcohol-based mouthwash leaves one in every 10,000 bacteria intact (or 0.001 percent), that leaves at least 1 million critters on your tongue, teeth and palate. These industrious microbes can quickly repopulate your mouth, causing halitosis again within hours.
Furthermore, alcohol can dry out and irritate your gums, leading to canker sores and even halitosis. It may be better to try a Blis K12 Probiotic Kit, which works with your mouth's bacterial flora rather than against it.
Probiotics fight halitosis by replacing odor-causing microorganisms with other, less irritating varieties. Numerous studies have shown that these products really work, often for weeks on end following a single dose.
A report published in the journal Periodontology 2000 stated that bacterial resistance to traditional treatments appears to raise "the possibility of a return to the pre-antibiotic 'dark-ages'." It went on to suggest that probiotics, not antibiotics, form the vanguard of a whole new system of oral healthcare.
Another paper, this one appearing in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, added that evidence suggests that probiotic treatments may be able to prevent cavities, tooth decay and halitosis all at the same time.
By trying a Blis K12 Probiotic product, you may be doing your mouth a tremendous favor.