Probiotics, Teeth Whitening, and Bad Breath


Probiotics have taken an even greater plunge into the mainstream. The mint form of these probiotics are now stocked in over 7,000 stores throughout the US. Allegedly, this probiotic mint is supposed to help encourage good health for the teeth and gums. It is said that this oral probiotic supposedly has teeth whitening qualities, as well as the ability to banish bad breath. Streptococcus mutans is the main bacteria that causes tooth decay, and this bacteria transforms sugars in the mouth (from snacks, meals, etc.) into acids, which in turn attack the enamel of the teeth and possibly cause lesions or caries. This probiotic targets this bacteria and helps prevent the damage it can cause.

Obviously, more research has to be done on these new probiotics before further developments and assumptions can be made.  We are finally seeing the probiotic market expanding throughout the US, after being stuck in a smaller niche for so long. Other companies are doing research in hopes to formulate a type of probiotic that fights against dental caries. Some of these new formulas will likely have the probiotic Lactobillus paracasei, which binds to the bacteria that causes caries and groups them together.

Also, Aktiv-K12 is an excellent probiotic that helps prevent and treat bad breath, so check it out!

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6 Responses to “Probiotics, Teeth Whitening, and Bad Breath”

  1. Linda Says:

    Probiotics seem to be the way forward to help prevent bad breath. thanks for the info

  2. Probiotics Says:

    Nice information about Probiotics. This is raelly informative for me..

  3. dentists orange Says:

    In this article, it seems that probiotics are not really proven to be good for oral care. Maybe drug companies should do more tests and show concrete proof that the product works before releasing it to the public.

  4. teeth whitening ireland Says:

    I would like to say, great blog. Im not sure if it has been addressed, however when using Chrome I can never get the whole blog to load without refreshing many times. Maybe just my router. Appreciate your work

  5. Ella Robinson Says:

    i really hate bad breath coz it gives me headache:*:

  6. Emy @ Says:

    Awesome article

    There’s nothing like a greatsmile. But only a few are blessed with pearly white teeth, and our teeth normally become discolored as we grow up.

    Thank you very much for sharing this with your us.

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