As I mentioned, dental health issues of today can be traced partly to lower levels of healthy probiotic bacteria in the mouth. Research continues to highlight the extensive roles probiotics play in supporting and maintaining numerous areas of health beyond digestion alone. In the case of dental health, a number of probiotic strains are shown in published research to support healthy oral bacteria and fight throat and respiratory infections.
A strain called BLIS K12 (Streptococcus salivarius) is a key component of a healthy oral bacterial environment. When taken as a supplement, BLIS K12 can help fight pathogenic infections in the mouth and reduce inflammation. BLIS K12 and additional beneficial bacterial strains are also helpful to the immune system and numerous other areas of health.