Probiotics and your oral health

5 minutes

Key takeaways

  • Probiotics can help maintain the balance of good bacteria in the mouth, combating harmful bacteria responsible for various oral health issues.
  • BioGaia's Prodentis, containing L. reuteri strains, is a clinically studied probiotic specifically designed to support oral health, promoting healthy teeth, gums, and fresh breath.
What is the one thing that is understood by every language, every culture, and every civilization?

A smile.

Smiling is more than a way of knocking down social barriers; it is a genuine expression of emotions that is difficult to fake and almost impossible to hide. Smiling is the most universally understood symbol and is as comforting to the one who offers it as the one who receives it. Yes, smiling may be your most precious asset.

So, how do you go about getting that perfect grin? Most of us know that brushing and flossing twice daily and getting regular dental checks is essential for maintaining excellent oral health. But did you know that the key to a gleaming set of teeth and a confident smile might not just lie in your toothbrush but also in your gut? Enter the world of probiotics, the champions of bacterial balance, and your new allies in the fight against dental distress.

The plaque predicament

Plaque is the stubborn film of bacteria that clings to your teeth and the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. This biofilm is formed when harmful bacteria take residence in your mouth and feed on sugars from your diet, thus, producing acids that attack your tooth enamel. Improper dental care is usually what causes tartar buildup, and once the tartar turns black, it’s only a matter of time before cavities form, gingivitis appears, and other dental issues invade your mouth.

Gingivitis: the silent threat

Gingivitis is the painful inflammation of your gums. Red, swollen, and prone to bleeding, these are the signs of a gingival battleground. The bacteria causing gingivitis can be relentless, but there are ways in which you can prevent this pain before it escalates into something worse: periodontitis.

Periodontitis: a deeper menace

Periodontitis can occur if gingivitis is left untreated, where the supporting structures of your teeth can become compromised. In worst cases, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or fall out.

Caries: the unhealthy tooth decay

Caries is the worst enemy for dental health and occurs when the outer layer of the teeth is eroded by bacteria-producing acids. If left untreated these holes in your teeth can deepen and become cavities. A healthy balance of oral bacteria is crucial to preventing caries from taking root.

Halitosis: the unpleasant side-effect

An unpleasant side effect from any of these dental problems is bad breath. An imbalance in oral bacteria results in odorous compounds, which can be both embarrassing and socially limiting. Maintaining a harmonious microbial environment in your mouth is the first step in winning the battle against bad breath.

Why are Probiotics good for oral health?

By helping to maintain the delicate balance of good bacteria in your mouth, probiotics can combat the harmful bacteria that is responsible for several oral health issues.* Taking daily probiotics not only promotes digestive well-being; it also supports your oral health.* BioGaia’s L. reuteri strains have been carefully integrated into drops and tablets to create the first and most extensively studied probiotic in the field of dentistry. Numerous studies have shown that the combination of strains in Prodentis has statistically significant positive effects on oral health. This innovative probiotic is suitable for the entire family – even children and pregnant women. In fact, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study involving 45 women with pregnancy gingivitis showed that supplementation of L. reuteri Prodentis significantly improved the oral health of this sensitive population - important for mom & baby, too!

Prodentis are mint-flavored and alcohol-free with no preservatives, soy, or added sugar. With 30 lozenges per pack, integrating Prodentis into your daily oral health regimen is an easy and effective way to restore the ecological balance in your mouth, promote healthy teeth and gums, and give you fresh ​breath.*

So, consider adding BioGaia’s Prodentis to your daily routine and embrace a future with healthier teeth, gums, and fresh ​​breath.* And get yourself out into the big, beautiful world with healthy teeth, greater self-esteem, and the confidence to communicate with whomever you want, whenever you want. Your radiant smile​ ​awaits.*

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