USANA Oral Probiotic
These unique and powerful probiotic strains replenish the microflora in your mouth with beneficial bacteria. When used at night, each refreshing tablet works to help you wake with a noticeably cleaner mouth and fresher breath. *
Oral Probiotic Health Benefits
- Contains powerful probiotic strains for healthy teeth and gums*
- Replenishes the microflora in your mouth*
- Promotes fresh breath *
- Lactose, sugar, and gluten free
- Supports and protects the long-term health of your mouth*
- Contributes to overall health and well-being*
USANA Oral Probiotics
Have you heard that you may not need toothpaste to remove dental plaque? That the act of brushing your teeth alone can help prevent dental plaque? But toothpaste can give you a fresher mouth, and whiter teeth. If some recent studies are right, certain probiotic bacteria may also support your toothpaste and help you prevent caries and tooth decay.
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Probiotics are living microbes that benefit the health of the host when there’s a large enough number of them. Given our modern environment and general eating behaviors, we tend not to get the volume of prebiotics and probiotics for optimal digestive health.
USANA Oral Probiotics are to be used after you brush your teeth with the fluoride-free USANA Whitening toothpaste that is made of a list of good things for your teeth – and when it comes to things we put in our mouths, we need to know with absolute certainty, that these things are good! USANA Whitening Toothpaste is a healthier alternative to the supermarket brands and USANA Oral Probiotic compliments your bedtime routine perfectly.
USANA Toothpaste uses a mildly abrasive baking soda – calcium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and silica – which will help you remove food debris and light stains without damaging the enamel. Many people use baking soda to rub on their teeth to whiten them but there are other ingredients that when used in the correct doses can be quite effective in removing mild discolorations.
- Sea salt in toothpaste also helps to polish teeth. In addition, it stimulates your saliva and makes your gums look moist for a healthy smile.
- Aloe Vera lays a slick, protective surface on teeth that doesn’t trap as much debris and plaque.
- Coconut Oil contains lauric acid, which is known to attack the bad bacteria that can cause tooth decay, halitosis (smelly breath) and gum disease. In other words, it attacks bacteria like streptococcus mutans, instrumental in tooth decay.
But the highlight of the oral care routine with USANA is the Oral Probiotic ADP-1 or lactobacillus paracasei lozenges.
These lozenges that you suck on before bed help to introduce good bacteria in large numbers in your mouth. Of course, scientists have made sure the bacteria are perfectly safe and effective for the purpose; plus imagine waking up after a restful sleep and having the confidence to smack a kiss on the lips to the person next to you!!! After trying this product, I was absolutely convinced that I didn’t have the dreaded morning breath! My mouth felt fresher.
Oral Probiotics for Teeth! Really?
Experts have been saying for decades probiotics are good for gut health and help to prevent problems in the GI tract. USANA Probiotics are designed to help support your digestive system and immune health. But more recently, news from the scientific world suggests that good bacteria may also help us cut down on our dentist visits.
But not all kinds of good gut bacteria may help fight tooth decay. Of the many kinds of probiotic bacteria, there are a few like lactobacillus paracasei, lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus brevis and Pediococcus adidilactici, that may protect your teeth against bad bacteria like Streptococcus mutans, which we learned earlier is also vulnerable to lauric acid.
You may have heard that lactobacillus is linked to dental cavities, so it may sound bizarre to hear that they can also be good for your teeth. But the lactobacillus strain that causes cavities is different from the strain that helps your oral health.
These cavity-causing bacteria lives in the pits and cracks of the chewing surfaces of teeth and causes cavities in young children from 3 to 12 years.
On the flip side, another strain of lactobacillus is present in mother’s milk, that’s good for you. So you can see…not all probiotics are the same so having a trusted source and science to back it is critical.
How Do Oral Probiotics Work?
How exactly these probiotic bacteria work in your mouth is not known in it’s entirety. They are not yet as well-studied as probiotics in the gut. However, it’s believed they work similar ways. Probiotics modulate immune response, balance out intestinal microbe populations, and also have effects on speeding up metabolism.
They compete with bad bacteria for space, and thus have a balancing effect on bad bacteria. They compete for nutrients and also produce antimicrobial acids that prevent the growth of bad microbes. They also help your immune response by enhancing the production of something called IgA, or immunoglobulin antibodies. They reduce the production of something called MMP, matrix metalloproteinases, imbalances of which also lead to dental cavities.
The hope is, that Probiotics will actually be able to populate your mouth with good bacteria in the long term, as is the case with gut bacteria. There is little evidence yet to suggest anything but the fact that probiotics are active in your mouth only while the product is in use.
While scientists try to understand these good bacteria better, probiotic oral products are gaining ground. Whether or not using USANA Oral Probiotics regularly can help you build up a store of good bacteria in your mouth in the long term, you’re protected at least for several hours after you’ve brushed your teeth.
Benefits of Probiotics in Oral Health
There’s a general belief that the lactobacillus paracasei bacteria helps support the process of cleansing your teeth. Colonies of these bacteria may help to clear away food debris, and the compounds that stain your teeth or cause bad breath – and no one likes smelly breath!
Some studies have shown that using the ADP-1 strain of the bacteria – a strain is a genetic variant of the organism – can help to keep the oral microflora balanced for healthy and clean teeth. Now we’re talking…so to speak!
How to Use USANA Probiotic for Healthy Teeth
USANA Oral Probiotic is to be used after using regular toothpaste. Take a pea-sized amount of USANA Whitening Toothpaste and brush your teeth twice a day. After dinner, the toothpaste will break up and clear away the debris, stains, and plaque that have collected after meals through the day. Then, before bed, when you’ll not be eating or drinking anything, replenish the good bacteria in your gums with Oral Probiotic.
Each USANA Oral Probiotic lozenge contains a billion (yes a billion) total FRU (colony forming units) of 2 strains of patented probiotics. According to scientists, these bacteria work together to protect the oral cavity by building a barrier. The bacteria creates a slimy film over the oral tissues and teeth. The film keeps your gums and teeth safe from plaque and debris.
Suck on the lozenge for around 3 to 5 minutes after brushing your teeth. You shouldn’t eat or drink within thirty minutes of using the lozenge. The lozenge is flavored with mint and sweetened with sorbitol, but it’s not meant to be chewed.
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