Probiotics for Better Dental Health

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Probiotics, essentially live bacteria and yeasts which are good for your health due to their ability to improve your digestive system have become very popular over the past few years. Normally found added in certain food items such as yogurt, some new research is showing that they may have positive effects that go beyond just the digestive system.

A new study has shown that “Tablets containing BLIS M18 may reduce caries-related risk factors by 30% in children at high-risk for dental caries, says a new study.” This information can be rather important to the dental industry as it means that the particular probiotic BLIS M18 can potentially be used in the development of new toothpastes, mouthwashes and other dental products to help people further prevent developing dental issues in the first place.

It’s great when research can provide what seems to be revolutionary data (as long as it is used the right way) however it should never be seen as a one stop solution to safeguard you from any potential issues. The only way to truly ensure that your teeth are properly protected and your dental health is optimized is to regularly and thoroughly brush your teeth, floss, rinse and to visit your Ottawa dentist.

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