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Probiotics, a natural solution for oral health?

Probiotics, a natural solution for oral health?

Oral health is is certainly more than just a pretty smile, it includes the promotion and maintenance of healthy teeth, gums, breath, and your entire mouth. 97% of US adult consumers value oral health, so basically everyone.  And 68% of US adults affirm having good oral health makes them confident in their daily life.

The rise of the natural solutions for the oral care market

There is a rising demand from consumers for natural yet effective products: 36% of adult consumers prefer to purchase natural or organic oral care products. Natural solutions for maintaining oral health are numerous, and we have listed some in the first article on the same theme here. This second article focuses on how documented probiotics have beneficial effects in supporting good oral health, which answers the ever-increasing consumer demand.

How can probiotics help for oral health?

Do you know that when you share a kiss with your better half, you exchange over 80 million bacteria? Don’t worry, most of them aren’t harmful, and if you are amongst those that care for their oral health, you can presume your mouth harbors the friendly ones. The ones that can be found in probiotic supplements are friendly, for example. There is now increasing evidence that probiotics are a natural and targeted solutions for oral health, as they help maintain a healthy oral microflora for healthy teeth, gums, breath, and mouth. Probiotic bacteria aggregate and compete against opportunistic microorganisms for adhesion sites, nutrients, and growth factors. They produce compounds which control the overall bacterial flora in your mouth, helping to ensure that the proper bacteria stay in the oral mucosa. Moreover, bacteria enhance host immune responses and ensure there is not an overstimulation of the immune system, influencing the local and systemic immune response to support a healthy immune state.

In short, probiotic restore the balance of good bacteria in the mouth and support oral health by supporting a healthy microflora balance and by supporting a healthy immune state and immune response during occasional bacterial imbalances.

ORALIS SB The ultimate probiotic solution

ORALIS SB (L. helveticus Rosell®-52, L. rhamnosus Rosell®-11, B. longum Rosell®-175 and S. boulardii CNCM I-1079) is a unique combination of four probiotic strains and is supported by seven clinical studies on teeth and gum health, along with in vitro documentation allowing to understand its modes of action.  ORALIS SB is supported by a solid clinical background on the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. Two clinical studies demonstrated that ORALIS SB helped maintain dental health in healthy adults and children by controlling the microflora of the mouth. Five other clinical studies looked at adults and children gum and dental health, showing improvements across the board.

Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey among 1,008 nationally representative Americans ages 18+, 2017, Delta Dental Plans Association
Health and Well-Being in the United States, survey on 14,962 participants, Dental Association’s (ADA), 2015
KORT, et al. Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing. Microbiome, 2014, vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-8.

Published Aug 24, 2021 | Updated Mar 7, 2024

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