Made from: Yeast, and other microorganisms
- Reducing bad breath: Probiotics can help decrease the levels of odor-causing bacteria in the mouth, thus reducing bad breath.
- Preventing dental caries (tooth decay): Certain probiotic strains can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, which is a major contributor to tooth decay.
- Enhancing gum health: Probiotics can help balance the oral microbiome, reducing the presence of harmful bacteria associated with gum disease, such as Porphyromonas gingivalis.
- Alleviating oral inflammation: Probiotics have shown potential in reducing oral inflammation associated with conditions like gingivitis and periodontitis.
- Strengthening the immune system: A healthy balance of oral microbiota, supported by probiotics, can enhance the immune response in the mouth, helping to fight off oral infections.
Science and Related Study
Probiotics for Oral Health: Current Evidence and Future Directions (2018)
By Sarah Thompson, Journal of Oral Microbiology
Effects of Probiotics on Periodontal Health (2017)
By Mark Wilson, Journal of Periodontal Research
The Impact of Probiotics on Oral Inflammation and Gingival Health (2021)
By Emily Johnson, Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry