Fighting bacteria with bacteria is considered to be one of the most natural ways to get rid of the odor-releasing "bad guys" that linger at the back of the mouth. Oral health probiotics are live bacteria that work to balance the more than 600 different species of bacteria that live in the mouth. You may be familiar with probiotic yogurt that helps to regulate the digestive system, but there are several other ways to get healthy bacteria into the body, including tablets, capsules and drinks.
Probiotics and oral health
Just as bacteria wreak havoc on your digestive system causing you discomfort, they do the same thing to your mouth. In a normal, healthy mouth, good and bad bacteria coexist, but this balance can be hindered by a bad diet, antibiotics and poor oral hygiene. Consuming foods that are unhealthy, like fatty or sugary food, will just feed the bacteria, causing them to further accumulate in the mouth. However, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help to balance this out. The continual growth of bacteria may cause other ailments such as strep throat, oral thrush or gum disease. Using oral health probiotics or products that have the ingredient BLIS K12 can help keep your mouth healthy, clean and smelling fresh.
How do they work?
BLIS probiotics work to support the body's immune system so you can tackle bad bacteria, whether they're in your mouth or body. BLIS K12 actively colonize the mouth and block pathogenic bacteria from attaching to the gums and causing issues. BLIS have the ability to produce small molecules that inhibit the ability for bacterial pathogens to cause diseases, while working to restore balance in the oral cavity.
If certain bacteria are present or absent from the mouth, bad breath can be caused. Black-pigmented bacteria are known to release volatile sulfur compounds, which is when your breath resembles a rotten smell. Luckily, it has been critically proven that a regimen of healthy oral habits, the use of a tongue scrapper and probiotic lozenges can significantly reduce bad breath!
Reap the benefits
Now that you know how oral health probioitcs work - you may be interested to know that you can receive the benefits of the bacteria by simply brushing your teeth, rinsing your mouth or chewing gum. TheraBreath has several products that contain this probiotic and work to combat bad breath, defend against gum disease and tooth decay, and other oral health ailments caused by hostile bacteria.
The TheraBreath multi-symptom probiotics feature an exclusive blend of BLIS K12 and M18 probiotics that work together to form colonies of good bacteria in the mouth in about 30 days. This product acts as a mouthwash, but is much better than the traditional store-bought mouthwash because it also helps to fight against cavities, bad breath, plaque, sensitive teeth, tooth stains, sore throats, ear aches and more.
TheraBreath's probiotic chewing gum contains more than 500 million cultures of K12, and is actually the world's first oral health probiotic that is designed to combat bad breath germs in the mouth and throat. How easy would it be to chew gum and receive the benefits of K12?
More research has shown that the use of healthy, natural solutions for the body can have much greater benefits than some traditionally used products that may include ingredients that dry out the mouth and lead to bad breath. Instead of masking your bad breath symptoms with gum and breath mints, make the switch to probiotic gum, toothpaste and mouth rinses, and you'll notice a difference in no time.