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Can Probiotics Help Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Whether you smell it and want to get away from it, or have it and want to get rid of it, bad breath is never a fun experience.

There are plenty of ways to mask bad breath, but they are only temporary solutions. Mints, sprays, and similar offerings don’t get down to the root of the problem.

Using probiotics for bad breath can help you find a longer-lasting and more effective solution to this issue. We’ll explain in more detail soon, but the foundational concept to keep in mind is that the right kind of good bacteria (i.e. probiotics) crowds out bad bacteria.

Let’s look a bit more closely at how oral probiotics function. Then, we’ll dive into how they can improve oral health and address issues like bad breath and halitosis.

How Do Oral Probiotics for Bad Breath Work?

Probiotics introduce good bacteria — bacteria that have beneficial qualities for your body, or a part of it — to your system. The Cleveland Clinic points out that probiotics help you achieve balance. Tested and proven supplements rich in good bacteria can help you cultivate them in your body.

In general, many probiotics for sale are targeted toward your digestive tract. That’s because many bacteria play key roles in digestion and other vital functions.

The uses of probiotics aren’t limited to only your gut, however. Probiotics can offer support anywhere that bacteria thrive, and where bad bacteria may cause problems for you. That includes your oral cavity: your mouth, teeth, gums, and throat.

The best oral probiotics for bad breath will lead to good bacteria growth. They will also crowd out bad bacteria that cause things like tooth decay and bad breath.

Dental Probiotics for Bad Breath

At BLIS Probiotics, we’ve focused on oral probiotics since our founding. Our very first discovery, streptococcus salivarius strain K12™, naturally occurs in the mouth. Research we conducted found that only a small percentage of people (roughly 2%) have this specific probiotic strain in large enough quantities to make it useful for crowding out bad bacteria.

What makes this strain of bacteria so valuable? It crowds out the bad bacteria that cause bad breath.

By increasing the presence of this good bacteria, you can reduce the level of bad bacteria that helps to cause bad breath. While our research was complex, and the science is intricate and detailed, we reached a simple conclusion. Our K12™ probiotic for bad breath and general oral health crowds out bad bacteria and can keep it at bay.

You shouldn’t leave the results of your body producing bacteria up to chance. With so few people naturally producing this probiotic strain in large quantities, the right supplement can make a big difference.

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Supporting Better Breath and Overall Oral Health

There are plenty of products on the market that claim to fight bad breath. And many of them can be effective in the moment.

Breath mints, just as an example, can make your breath smell better as long as you’re actively using them or just had one. But that’s not a sustainable solution. Many common mints, sprays, mouthwashes, and other products simply mask the odours produced by bad bacteria. They don’t create conditions that reduce bad bacteria and support the growth of good ones.

That’s the crucial difference with dental probiotics for bad breath like K12™. Offerings like our FreshBreath Kit with BLIS K12™ include the advanced oral probiotics needed to actively fight bad bacteria. That means supporting sustainable oral health in general and fresher, cleaner-smelling breath in particular.

We take a thorough approach to fresh breath, using common methods of temporarily freshening it along with our advanced oral probiotics. Our peppermint flavour lozenges lead to minty, pleasant breath in the moment while also introducing good bacteria to your mouth. Along with the tongue scraper (to remove physical causes of odour) and mouthwash (to kill bad bacteria), you have a complete system for freshening your breath.

The money you spend on treating bad breath should get to the root causes and underlying problems. Your investment should ideally lead to a long-term return. With probiotics for bad breath, you may effectively address the ultimate cause of this problem.

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