Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Oral Probiotics

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under News & Information

A new product for use in the oral cavity has been introduced by Orogenics. It is a mouth mint with 3 of the friendly bacteria incorporated to compete with the bad bacteria in our mouths. These bad bacteria ( S. Mutans) cause bad breath, decay and periodontal disease. This mouth mint introduces high levels of the good bacteria that cause S.Mutans not to be able to attach to the tooth or tissue. If  S.Mutans cannot attach to the tooth or tissue, it cannot do any harm. These good bacteria also release hydrogen peroxide which is toxic to the bad bacteria. If you use this mint everyday ( preferable at bedtime), you will minimize the possibility of bad breath,decay and gum disease. A side benefit is some whitening of your teeth due to the small amounts of hydrogen peroxide produced by these good bacteria. You cannot use any mouth rinse that kills bacteria since it would also kill these good bacteria. There are mouth rinses available that do not have that effect. One such rinse is Periorinse. We have these products in our office if you cannot find them at your dental office. Some of these products are not available in the stores. If you have questions, send me a message and I will attempt to answer you.