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Get Oral Probiotics In Brisbane

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in Dental Tips, Sandgate | 0 comments

Get Oral Probiotics In Brisbane

Probiotics are the name given to the good bacteria that live throughout your digestive tract. You’re probably aware that probiotic supplements can help with all kinds of digestive problems, but did you know that you can get specific oral probiotics formulated to keep your mouth healthy and even help combat bad breath?

If you’re in Brisbane, you can now buy the world’s first probiotic developed to maintain a healthy mouth and throat.


Bad breath is caused by sulphur producing bacteria

Only 1% of bad breath is due to food and diet; a whopping 90% is due to various factors that allow bad bacteria in your mouth to proliferate and produce the volatile sulphur compounds that are responsible for bad breath.


Healthy mouth bacteria

A healthy mouth should be populated with abundant numbers of the oral probiotic bacteria, Streptococcus salivarius. Poor oral hygiene, alcohol, antibiotics, sugar, antibacterial mouthwashes and other factors all result in lower levels of these good bacteria, allowing sulphur producing bacteria to flourish and cause bad breath.

For reasons that doctors and researchers still can’t figure out, some people can do all the right things to keep their mouth healthy and clean but still have low levels of healthy bacteria and suffer bad breath as a result. In other words, some people are naturally blessed with high levels of healthy bacteria in their mouth.  So if you’re diligent with your dental care but still battle bad breath, an oral probiotic will help.


Streptococcus salivarius K12 and BLIS

Oral probiotics containing the bacteria Streptococcus salivarius K12 have been developed at The University of Otago, New Zealand by Professor John Tagg. Professor Tagg first discovered this treatment while looking for protective bacteria in the saliva of children who seemed resistant to developing throat infections.

Oral probiotics were born when he noticed that this particular strain of bacteria produced antimicrobial substances that reduced numbers of bad bacteria in the mouth and throat. These antimicrobial substances were called BLIS and he termed the phrase BLIS K12 to describe Streptococcus salivarius K12.


How oral probiotics work to keep your breath fresh

Oral probiotics that contain Streptococcus salivarius K12 work in two ways to keep down the levels of bad breath bacteria.

1.      They crowd out the bad bacteria, and

2.      They produce BLIS, bacteriocin like inhibitory substances, which attack and kill bad breath bacteria by rupturing their cell wall. BLIS also prevents them from being able to reproduce.


Oral probiotics for a healthy mouth and throat

The world’s first oral probiotics containing BLISK12, designed specifically to combat bad breath and promote a healthier mouth and throat, are now available in Brisbane at Robert Duhig Dental. Brisbane’s premier breath clinic offers specialist advice, diagnosis and scientifically proven treatment for bad breath.


Call 07 3269 2443 today to enquire about oral probiotics at our Brisbane clinic to help beat bad breath.

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