of people wake up with morning breath
of the world’s population has a chronic, noticeable breath condition
of bad breath sufferers report feeling depressed due to their condition
of bad breath sufferers are more likely to suffer from stress
The Oral Cavity
Central role for basic nutrition & protection.
Over 800 different bacteria species.
750 million bacteria/ml of saliva.
20% of the flora are Streptococci.
Naturally-constructed biofilm by bacteria.
60-70% of bacteria cells.
100 million bacteria/mg of dental plaque.
Also constituted of salivary polymers &
bacterial extracellular products.
Thomas, John G. (October 2011) Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Oral Microbial Wellness, Sunstar, Volume 32, Issue 3
A Fragile Balance Under Threat
Poor dental hygiene, repetitive high sugar intake, smoking, alcohol, etc.
Impaired quantity of saliva, redox potential
“Dry mouth” syndrome, antibiotics intake
Bacteria represent a common component of all major oral diseases Oral health is an integral part of general health
Bacterial infection causing demineralization and destruction of the hard tissue of the teethGingivitis:
Inflammation of the gum caused by bacteria or dental plaque accumulationHalitosis:
Also known as “bad breath”, mainly due to a production of Volatil Sulfur Compounds by anaerobic gram-negative bacteriaCandidiasis:
Candida albicans infection caused by disequilibrium of the oral microflora
A Specific Combination Of Biotico Health Solutions Strains Clinically Documented In Tooth Decay And Gingivitis
OralActiv Probiotic Blend marketed globally as OralActiv Fresh Breath containing Lactobacillus helveticus + Lactobacillus rhamnosus + S. boulardii.
Healthy mouth, healthy body
The mouth is a window into the health of the body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection.
For example, systemic diseases—those that affect the entire body, such as diabetes, AIDS and Sjögren’s syndrome—may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. The mouth is filled with countless bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Researchers have found that periodontitis (the advanced form of periodontal disease that can cause tooth loss) is linked with other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and bacterial pneumonia. Likewise, pregnant women with periodontitis may be at increased risk of delivering preterm and/or low-birth-weight infants.
More studies are needed, but some researchers suspect that bacteria and inflammation linked to periodontitis play a role in some systemic diseases or conditions. Likewise, diseases such as diabetes, blood cell disorders, HIV infections and AIDS can lower the body’s resistance to infection, making periodontal diseases more severe.
Several studies link chronic inflammation from periodontitis with the development of cardiovascular problems. Some evidence suggests that oral bacteria may be linked to heart disease, arterial blockages and stroke. People with diabetes often have periodontal disease. In addition, there is evidence that people with diabetes are more likely to develop and have more severe periodontitis than those without diabetes. Some studies suggest that periodontitis can make it more difficult for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar.
Given the potential link between periodontitis and systemic health problems, prevention may be an important step in maintaining overall health.Given the potential link between periodontitis and systemic health problems, prevention may be an important step in maintaining overall health.
Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day. Clean between your teeth with floss or another type of interdental cleaner once a day. Your dentist may recommend using an antimicrobial mouth rinse as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Choose dental products with the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, an important symbol of a dental product’s safety and effectiveness. Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks, which may reduce your risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease. Schedule regular dental checkups.
Professional cleanings are the only way to remove calculus (tartar), which traps plaque bacteria along the gum line.
If you notice any of these signs, see your dentist:
– gums that bleed during brushing and flossing;
– red, swollen or tender gums;
– gums that have pulled away from your teeth;
– persistent bad breath;
– pus between your teeth and gums;
– loose or separating teeth; the change in the way yourteeth fit together when you bite;
– a change in the fit of partial dentures.
Tell your dentist about changes in your overall health, particularly any recent illnesses or chronic conditions. Provide an updated health history, including medication use—both prescription and over-the-counter products.
The condition you may refer to as “gum disease” also is called “periodontal disease.” Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums that, if severe, can lead to the loss of the tissues that hold your teeth in place.
It is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms constantly on teeth. You can remove plaque by brushing twice a day and cleaning between your teeth daily. If plaque is not removed, it can cause your gums (gingivae) to pull away from your teeth, forming pockets in which more bacteria can collect. Plaque that is not removed also hardens into calculus along and under your gums. The pockets and hard calculus make it difficult to remove plaque without help from a dentist, and periodontal disease can develop. If left untreated, periodontal disease can damage the tissues that support your teeth, even the bone.
What Will Happen If I Develop Periodontal Disease? Symptoms of periodontal disease included gums that are red and swollen and bleed easily (for example, when you brush or clean between your teeth); gums that seem to have pulled away from the teeth; constant bad breath; pus between your teeth and gums; teeth that seem to be loose or moving away from one another; change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite; change in the way your partial dentures fit. There are various stages to periodontal disease from gingivitis (early stage) to periodontitis (advanced disease). Red and swollen gums that bleed easily are a sign of gingivitis. At this early stage, the disease may be reversed with a professional cleaning and more regular daily care at home.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics have soared in popularity over the last decade but what exactly are probiotics? According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are defined as live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit. When taken daily, probiotics can support your digestive, immune and oral health.
Probiotics can be found in some foods like live-cultured yogurts, cheeses, milks and even orange juice. These probiotics support the digestive tract by maintaining a healthy balance to defend against digestive issues.
OralActiv is unique to oral health because the oral probiotics used by OralActiv promote oral health by reducing the number of pathogenic bacteria responsible for dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal (gum) disease, plaque formation and bad breath.
OralActiv supports a healthy mouth.
A Fragile Balance Under Threat
Once-daily OralActiv helps to fight back and replenish the “good” bacteria we need. Used and recommended by dental professionals for:
- Regular daily maintenance of good oral flora
- After antibiotic use
- After dental treatment
- After routine hygiene visit/periodontal treatment
- During orthodontic treatment
- After oral surgery and antibacterial mouthwash use
- Before giving birth
- Approved as part of a comprehensive oral treatment plan
How does OralActiv work?
OralActiv contains naturally occurring non-lactic acid producing blend of oral bacteria which is used in the promotion of oral health, including whitening teeth, freshening breath and supporting gum health.
The human body is host to thousands of species of microorganisms that are normally non-pathogenic and in some cases are even required for good health. The concept of supplementing the diet with certain microorganisms to promote health is well established for the gastrointestinal tract, and these probiotic products are today a leading growth segment in the nutrition industry.
Biotico Health has applied this same concept to oral health and demonstrated that the regular introduction of select species of naturally occurring oral bacteria will promote oral health by reducing the number of pathogenic bacteria responsible for dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal (gum) disease, plaque formation and bad breath.
The OralActiv probiotic blend utilizes multiple, natural species of bacteria, each with a specific function for maintaining a healthy oral environment and combating S. mutans. Streptococcus mutans or S. mutans is a facultative anaerobic, gram-positive coccus (round bacterium) commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay. S. mutans significantly contributes to oral diseases.
An interesting benefit of using these strains is they release of constant low level of H2O2 or Hydrogen Peroxide, which has been demonstrated to whiten teeth.