Luvbiotics promotes oral hygiene for the upcoming National Smile Month

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By: Eastern Eye

As part of National Smile Month from May 16th to June 16th this year, Luvbiotics® aims to raise awareness of important oral health issues and how maintaining a healthy mouth is essential to achieving the health of the whole body.

The Luvbiotics® team says that maintaining the natural bacterial balance in the human mouth is of great importance for oral hygiene.

“I firmly believe that the mouth is the mirror of the rest of the body. As a dentist, I often find that when oral health is neglected, other systemic diseases flare up,” says renowned dentist Dr. Victoria Sampson.

Oral microbiota

Millions of bacteria living on human teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue are called the oral microbiome. Most of these bacteria are harmless and many of them are also beneficial. Our lifestyle choices, such as taking antibiotic treatments, smoking, and using alcoholic mouthwash, kill good bacteria as well as bad ones. This upsets the natural balance and can cause dental problems like cavities, bad breath, gingivitis and periodontal problems. It is important to nourish the oral microbiome to maintain the balance between good and bad bacteria.

Dental probiotics

Taking care of teeth and gums by incorporating dental probiotics into your oral hygiene routine will promote a balanced oral microbiome and benefit the rest of your body. Dental probiotics are emerging as a promising concept in the treatment of gum disease, they may also help reduce the risk of tooth decay by reducing levels of certain cavity-causing bacteria. They exhibit anti-inflammatory properties, helping to improve gum health and reduce bleeding gums.

There is also evidence that dental probiotics manage bad breath by suppressing the production of bacteria that produce volatile sulfur compounds that contribute to bad breath. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects of dental probiotics not only benefit the oral microbiome, but also have an additional positive impact on the rest of the body.

Microbiologist Samangi Wijesena says “Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential for your overall health and well-being. Recent scientific research and advances have proven that the mouth is the primary gateway to a healthy body.

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Tips for good oral hygiene:

· Routine is the key; remove plaque often by brushing, flossing, etc.

· Eat a balanced diet – high in plant diversity, low in refined carbohydrates, high in omega-3 fatty acids.

· Know your sugars – watch out for “free sugars” that stimulate cavity-causing bacteria and hidden sugars in processed foods such as breakfast cereals and table sauces.

· Swap your snacks, choose fresh fruit over juices and dried fruit/smoothies.

· Stay hydrated, promoting healthy saliva flow. Saliva contains several mechanisms to limit the growth of “bad bacteria” and supports our immunity as well as the balance of the oral microbiome.

· Introduce probiotics – encourage good bacteria, rebalance the oral microbiome.

Luvbiotics® products made using advanced bionet technology powered by probiotics and xylitol with natural ingredients claim to be free of some of the ingredients that can upset the natural bacterial balance and aim to promote good bacteria and balance flora mouthwash for a happier and healthier mouth, improved well-being and a healthier body.

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