In Canada, a new probiotics gum has been released that allegedly banishes everything from ear aches, strep throat, to halitosis. The University of British Columbia’s research contributed to the creation of this gum filled with ‘good’ bacteria.
These friendly bacteria, which includes approximately 500 million active Streptococcus salivarius bacteria, help to fight infection and bad breath. It can help prevent tooth decay since it stops the ‘bad’ bacteria from sticking to the teeth. According to sources, the gum seems like an effective way to introduce beneficial organisms to the oral cavity.
In the near future, we’ll likely see toothpastes and oral rinses that carry probiotics. Also, be sure to check out Aktiv-K12’s oral probiotics.
Source: Canwest News Service