Give Bad Breath the Boot with Probiotics - A Sure-Fire Way To Freshen Your Breath!
- A recent research study found that probiotics can help reduce the compounds that cause bad breath.
- The four beneficial probiotics are Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus reuteri, Streptococcus salivarius, and Weissella cibaria.
- Probiotics help eliminate the buildup of foul-smelling volatile sulphuric compounds in oral biofilms.
Got bad breath? You're in luck! According to the latest research, four probiotics found in fermented foods may be just what you need to freshen up those halitosis-causing odors.
Gone are the days when you had to worry about bad breath - these friendly bacteria are here to help tackle the anaerobic bacteria that feed on food particles and create volatile sulphuric compounds that lead to smelly breath. With probiotics like Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus reuteri, Streptococcus salivarius and Weissella cibaria ( lol, if you choked on those probiotic words I feel ya ) working hard in your oral biofilm, you can reduce odor levels for up to 4 weeks!
Want more proof? The meta-analysis featured seven randomized controlled trials with 278 participants of all ages. These brave volunteers were tested subjectively and objectively using instruments designed specifically for measuring halitosis levels. All they had to do was close their mouths for a minute before exhaling into the tester's nose from 10 cm away 😂 – Science!
According to the research published in BMJ Open, people who took probiotics experienced a decrease in bad breath scores compared to those given a placebo. Additionally, sulfur compound levels detected also showed a similar result but with large variations between individuals. The benefits of probiotics extended up to four weeks and discontinuing consumption will result in a return of bad breath. For continued freshness, one must keep up with eating probiotics.
So if you want an easy, natural way to fight off bad breath try adding some delicious fermented foods into your diet. Who knows? You might just find your ideal remedy hiding inside a jar of pickles!
Link below for the research paper.
Dentistry and oral medicine
Efficacy of probiotics in the management of halitosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis