Study finds, Probiotics are Good For Oral Health

Probiotics (live micro-organisms) are beneficial to the stomach, and in a new study, out of Spain finds they are also good for your teeth.

Probiotics are Good For Oral Health

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