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Boosting your health using Oral Probiotics


Posted on 2/7/2022 by Northstar Dental
Boosting your health using Oral ProbioticsOral probiotics are a new way to improve your dental health. They're like vitamins for your mouth! You can find these in some kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes, or you can get them as a standalone supplement. They help keep the harmful bacteria in check to prevent any disease-causing plaque from building up on your teeth and gums. Read on to learn more about how oral probiotics work and whether or not this product might be right for you!

What are oral probiotics, and how do they work?


Oral probiotics are supplements containing live bacteria that can be taken orally and introduced into the digestive system. The term "probiotic" means "for life," so oral probiotics work to promote good health by supporting a healthy gut microbiota (gastrointestinal flora) in which 80% of our immune function is located.

The most effective way for these microorganisms to take up residence in your body is through ingestion – either as dietary supplements or directly from foods such as yogurt with active cultures – because it bypasses the acidic environment of your stomach and reaches your intestinal tract without being attacked by bile salts and enzymes found in saliva and gastric juices. Once they've arrived at their destination, some types will make their way into the large intestine, where they set up shop and colonize your microbiome.

What are the benefits of oral probiotics?


Oral probiotics can help with bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. They are also beneficial for gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or other digestive complaints. The most common side effects of oral probiotic supplementation are mild gas or flatulence, to begin with, but this should subside over time. If you have a compromised immune system due to illness or advanced age, it is advisable to talk to your doctor before taking them because they may exacerbate the condition.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of oral probiotics, we'd love to welcome you to our practice. Just give us a call or send us an email and tell us what time works best for your schedule. We can offer you any information that will help answer all your questions about these powerful supplements.
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