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The oral cavity is host to many different bacterial species and certain species belonging to the genus Streptococcus are dominating and associated with a healthy microbiota. During oral disease such as cavities and gum disease the composition of the oral microbiota changes and disease promoting bacteria start to dominate.
Daily oral care is important in preventing bacteria from causing oral disease. However, products such as mouthwashes may have a negative impact on the composition of the oral microbiota. Promoting a healthy microbiota with good bacteria is key for upper respiratory tract health as well as healthy teeth, gums, and fresh breath.
Streptococcus salivarius is a natural and common beneficial bacterial species that is an important part of the oral microbiota. In recent years it has become evident that bacteria can possess different properties even though they are the same species. Although everyone has Streptococcus salivarius only very few people have the beneficial BLIS K12™ and BLIS M18™. These two specific strains of Streptococcus salivarius, possess unique properties. Backed by multiple clinical studies these strains have been shown to support oral health in several different ways:
BLIS M18™, a specific strain of Streptococcus salivarius, a common and beneficial species of bacteria that is an important part of the oral microbiota. Used regularly in conjunction with good dental hygiene, BLIS M18™ can support healthy teeth, gums and overall health.*
BLIS K12™ supports optimal ENT (ear, nose, throat) immunity, helping us stay healthy throughout the year. This strain may also be effective in maintaining fresh breath. Combined with good oral hygiene including mouthwash, BLIS K12™ may also reduce halitosis (bad breath).*
Customized Oral health solutions based on BLIS® by Probi® could be offered including a wide range of species and formats tailored to your specific market needs.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Because local laws and regulations related to the distribution, marketing and sale of ingredients and finished products vary, Probi disclaims any regulatory compliance, warranties, product guidance or instruction of any kind. This brochure is provided for business-to-business communication and educational purposes only without warranties of any kind. Users should seek legal and/or regulatory advice prior to the market introduction of any Probi strain and before use of any claims to ensure compliance and thereafter on an ongoing basis when required.
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