PROBIOTICS AND ORAL HEALTH

PERIODONTITIS

-Periodontitis is caused by overgrowth of periodontal pathogens in oral flora.

-Probiotic use reduces the number of periodontal pathogens.

-Probiotic use reduces gingival inflammation.

-Probiotic use decreases gingival pocket depth.

CARIES

-Dental caries are caused by overgrowth of acid-producing bacteria, mainly mutant streptococci.

-Probiotic use reduces the number of mutant streptococci.






HALITOSIS

- Halitosis (Oral malodor) is commonly associated with periodontitis, caused by overgrowth of bacteria that produce volatile malodorous compounds.

-Probiotic use reduces concentrations of volatile sulfur compounds.

-Probiotic use reduces halitosis-associated pathogens.