Researchers at the International University in Barcelona, Spain, looked at the effects of probiotics on gingivitis, bad breath & cavity development. Researchers found that some of the probiotics taken alone or as part of a formula improved oral health.
Denise Cole, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic, who did not take part in the study, said people who took probiotic milk over a seven month period showed a decrease in cavities as well as a decrease in periodontal disease when probiotics were administered straight to the gum.
Probiotics can increase resistance to infectious diseases, help balance upset stomach & improve allergy symptoms. Probiotic milks & yogurts are a good source of probiotics,and there are also a wide variety of supplements.
16 December 2011