Probiotics specifically for a healthy mouth. BioGaia ProDentis promotes oral health by increasing ”good” bacteria, which controls the growth of ”bad” bacteria in the mouth.
Gum disease is common and can often causes problems, especially in the elderly, diabetics, pregnant women, when taking certain medication and in those who smoke. Gum disease is related to the plaque biofilm buildup around the crevice where teeth and gum meet and how your body responds to the bacteria that live in this plaque biofilm. The plaque biofilm needs to be removed regularly, otherwise they will harden into tartar which can only be removed by your dental team.
HEALTHY GUMS DON’T BLEED.
BioGaia ProDentis lozenges is a dietary supplement containing Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis that has been tested in a number of clinical studies (see below) and proven effective and safe for both adults and children. Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is specifically formulated to restore the oral microbiota in a natural, fast and simple way. It is the world’s most studied probiotic in oral health.
Because Lactobacillus reuteri naturally occurs in the human body it is uniquely adapted to humans.
The benefits of Probiotics in the treatment and management of people with gum (periodontal) disease is evidenced in the scientific literature as a adjunct to clinical treatment. See below for references
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Each pack contains 30 lozenges
1-2 lozenges per day. 1 lozenge consists of a minimum of 200 million live Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis. Use regularly after your oral hygiene routine. Let the lozenge slowly melt in your mouth, preferably after tooth brushing and interdental cleaning. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Filler (Isomalt), Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 5289 (Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis), hydrogenated palm oil, peppermint flavour, menthol flavour, peppermint oil and sweetener (sucralose). – See more at: http://www.biogaia.com/product/biogaia-prodentis-lozenges-0#sthash.sGsEduAH.dpuf
BioGaia ProDentis can be used by patients who are at high risk of gum problems: the elderly, diabetics, pregnant women, patients with osteoporosis, patients with braces, certain medications and smokers.
The human body cooperates with bacteria and the mouth is no exception (you may have heard about the microbiome of the gut). There are more than 700 types of bacteria that live in the mouth. Some of these can protect the mouth and some can cause gum problems. When the balance of these good and bad bacteria is disrupted e.g. inadequate oral hygiene, stress, poor diet, then the ‘bad’ bacteria gain the upper hand, causing gum inflammation – you may notice bleeding when brushing or flossing. Healthy gums are pink, firm and fit tightly around each tooth. Signs of gum problems are red, sore and bleeding gums. Bad breath can also be a sign of gum problems. If you smoke you may not realise you have gum disease. Smoking restricts the blood supply to the gums so many smokers are unaware of their gum problem thinking because they don’t have any bleeding all is well. It is important to visit your dentist regularly so they can check your gums and provide you with advise and treatment if necessary. If you are interesting in quitting you can find help at https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree
How to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq85vTn939s
How it works – Supplementation with Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis affects the oral microbiota locally by competing for binding sites and nutrients with pathogenic bacteria. In addition, Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis produces reuterin which directly inhibits growth of pathogenic bacteria. Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis does not only suppress the emergence of endogenous pathogens and prevent the superinfection with exogenous pathogens, but might also protect the host by stimulating the immune system, which is done by modulating the inflammatory process via T cells and cytokines. From a therapeutic perspective, it is important that probiotics are ingested daily since Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis does not colonize the oral cavity or digestive tract permanently.
Client review “Wonderful advice and treatment from Leigh Hunter. A true professional and thank you for recommending Probiotic Tablets. Despite good oral hygiene routine my gums were bleeding. Following Leigh’s recommendation within one week of taking tablets the bleeding stopped. Really delighted at the improvement and it was so easy to order through website. Delivery within a few days, so all good.Thanks again for such marvellous treatment ” Christine Connelly
A systematic review showed that L. reuteri Prodentis was the only probiotic effective in patients with chronic periodontitis. According to the authors the results are similar to those of other adjuncts to treatment of periodontitis, such as systemic antibiotics. J Clin Periodontol. 2016.
Effect of the probiotic Lactobacilli reuteri (Prodentis) in the management of periodontal disease: a preliminary randomized clinical trial M.R. Vivekananda, K.L. Vandana, K.G. Bhat J Oral Microbiol. 2010
To read abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084569/
“The present randomized controlled trial confirms the plaque inhibition, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects of L. reuteri Prodentis. L. reuteri Prodentis probiotic can be recommended during non-surgical therapy and the maintenance phase of periodontal treatment. Considering the beneficial effects of probiotics, this therapy could serve as a useful adjunct or alternative to periodontal treatment when SRP might be contraindicated. Further studies are required in this direction”
J Clin Periodontol. 2013 Nov
Clinical and microbiological effects of Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a randomized placebo-controlled study.Teughels W1, Durukan A, Ozcelik O, Pauwels M, Quirynen M, Haytac MC.
Concluded “The results indicate that oral administration of L. reuteri lozenges could be a useful adjunct to SRP in chronic periodontitis.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24164569
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