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How Oral Probiotics can target bad breath?
If you are prone to having bad breath, your mouth probably contains higher levels of some of the undesirable bacteria which release Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSCs) that give the smell like rotten eggs.
While probiotics are traditionally known for enhancing gut flora and promoting a healthy digestive tract, new research supports the novel idea that probiotics may also promote a healthier oral cavity and reduce the amount of these stinky bacteria in your mouth.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and they may just be the key to getting rid of bad breath.
What is periodontitis?
- Periodontitis is the inflammation around the tooth. It is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth.
- Microorganisms, such as bacteria stick to the surface of the tooth and multiply; thus causing inflammation.
- Periodontitis if left untreated will leads to tooth loss.
- Signs and symptoms of periodontitis are bright red gums, shrinking of the gums (teeth looks longer), extra spaces appear between the teeth, halitosis and loose teeth.
In addition to keeping fresh breath and prevention of streptococcal pharyngitis, do S.salivarius K12 have other health benefits?
Published studies showed that Streptococcus salivarius K12 is able to transfer from the mouth to the nasopharynx, and nasopharynx is the main growing place for otitis media bacteria. Hence, intake of Streptococcus salivarius K12 probiotic and its persistence effect in the oral cavity is able to inhibit harmful bacteria that lead to otitis media in children
What is Streptococcus salivarius K12?
Streptococcus salivarius K12 is a clinically proven probiotic strain to combat bad breath. Streptococcus salivarius K12 is originated from human and it is able to produce powerful bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances, Salivaricin A and Salivaricin B to fight against harmful bacteria in the mouth.