How to Prevent Gingivitis with Probiotics

How to Prevent Gingivitis with Probiotics

Preventing gingivitis is a crucial step for maintaining optimal oral health. Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, can lead to more severe dental issues if left untreated. While traditional oral hygiene practices are essential, taking dental probiotics can provide additional support in fighting gingivitis. This guide explores how probiotics can aid in preventing gingivitis and offers practical tips for maintaining healthy gums. 

Understanding Gingivitis: Causes and Symptoms 

What is Gingivitis? 

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque build-up on the teeth. If not addressed, it can progress to more severe forms of periodontal disease. The condition is characterized by red, swollen gums that may bleed during brushing or flossing. 

Recognising the Symptoms 

Common signs of gingivitis include: 

  • Bleeding gums 
  • Persistent bad breath 
  • Swollen or tender gums 
  • Gum recession 

Early detection and intervention are key to preventing the progression of gingivitis. 

Naturally Everyday Preventive Measures 

Effective Oral Hygiene Regimen 

Maintaining a robust oral hygiene routine is the first line of defence against gingivitis: 

  • Brushing: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brush gently in circular motions, covering all surfaces of each tooth, twice daily. 
  • Flossing: Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between teeth and below the gum line. 

Take Probiotics to Prevent Gingivitis 

Probiotics offer a unique approach to oral health by supporting the natural balance of bacteria in the mouth. While we cannot claim that probiotics treat gingivitis, they can play a significant role in prevention and support. BLIS M18™ is a scientifically developed oral probiotic that supports healthy teeth and gums by crowding out the bad bacteria in the mouth. It is a specific strain of Streptococcus salivarius, a beneficial bacterium naturally found in the oral cavity. Unlike other strains, BLIS M18™ has been specially selected for its ability to support dental health by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria responsible for gum disease and tooth decay. When included in your oral care regimen, BLIS M18™ helps maintain a balanced oral microbiota, reducing the harmful bacterial load that contributes to gingivitis. By maintaining a balanced oral microbiome, BLIS M18™ supports gum health and helps naturally prevent gingivitis. 

Is Gingivitis Reversible? 

Yes, gingivitis is reversible with proper care. Incorporating probiotics like BLIS M18™ into your routine can enhance the effectiveness of your oral hygiene practices, promoting healthier gums. Signs that gingivitis is healing include reduced gum bleeding, which indicates that inflammation is decreasing, and the gums are beginning to recover. Additionally, less swelling and redness are positive indicators that the gums are returning to a healthier state. Finally, improved gum texture and firmness show that the tissue is becoming more resilient and better able to support the teeth. Recognising these signs can help you monitor your progress and ensure that your oral hygiene practices are effective in reversing gingivitis. 

BLIS, Your Natural Answer to Gingivitis 

Gingivitis, when caught early, is reversible with diligent care and the right supportive measures. BLIS M18™ plays a pivotal role in enhancing the effectiveness of oral hygiene practices. By maintaining a balanced oral microbiota and providing natural antimicrobial protection, BLIS M18™ supports healthier gums and contributes to the prevention and reversal of gingivitis. Take a proactive step towards better gum health by incorporating BLIS M18™ into your daily routine. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Take BLIS Probiotics During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding? 

Yes, BLIS probiotics are generally considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it's advisable to consult with your healthcare provider regarding what probiotic is safe during pregnancy for you specifically before starting any new supplement.

What Probiotics are Good for Receding Gums? 

BLIS K12™ and BLIS M18™ are both beneficial strains for supporting gum health and preventing conditions that can lead to gum recession. BLIS M18™ is particularly effective as it produces antimicrobial peptides that inhibit harmful bacteria and reduce plaque formation, supporting overall gum health and reducing inflammation.  

How Do Probiotics Prevent Tooth Decay? 

Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the presence of harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay. Strains like BLIS M18™ work by crowding out harmful bacteria and producing antimicrobial peptides that inhibit their growth. These beneficial bacteria compete for space and nutrients, making it harder for pathogens to establish themselves and form dental plaque, a major contributor to tooth decay 


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