You may have heard that probiotics are good for your stomach health, but have you heard that probiotics are also good for your oral health? Naturally, the human mouth has a mixture of “good” and “bad” bacteria. Common dental care such as brushing and flossing may not do enough to rid your mouth of the “bad bacteria.” When “bad bacteria” builds up in the mouth, it can create oral health problems. Instead of worrying about the bad bacteria in your mouth,try our innovative oral probiotic treatment!
The community of bacteria in the mouth is called an “oral microbiome” and when this community is disturbed by illness or a change in diet, bad bacteria can run rampant throughout the mouth (and the entire body). When the oral microbiome is disturbed, it can cause gum disease, cavities, and even other issues throughout the entire body.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to restore your oral microbiome, and it’s with oral probiotics! There are two strains of “good bacteria” found in the mouth; the first is L. Plantarum L-137 that promotes healing, and the second is S. salivarius M18 that helps kill off the harmful bacteria. Both healthy bacterias can be easily introduced to the microbiome with a probiotic lozenge taken once daily.
The probiotic works by filling the microbiome with healthy bacteria that kills off the bad and allows the good bacteria to flourish in a healthy growth environment. A healthy oral microbiome can help improve your overall health! If bad bacteria is left untreated, it can disrupt oral and overall health. Over time, bad bacteria will almost certainly result in gum disease. When left untreated, gum disease can create a host of other issues for organ systems like the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, and bones. Believe it or not, gum disease is even said to be tied to heart disease, strokes, fertility problems and even memory issues like alzheimer’s. When you take charge of your oral health, you are taking charge of your overall health, too!
Many of our patients have benefited from oral probiotics, and if you feel they may be right for you, contact The Perio Group today! Philadelphia Periodontist Dr. I. Stephen Brown and his team of dental professionals are known and respected by their peers and pride themselves on always providing cutting-edge techniques (for example, the revolutionary pinhole surgery technique!) Contact us to make an appointment and see if an oral probiotic is right for you!