Cavity protection and good oral health with probiotics
One easy step protects tooth, gum and whole body health
Between Halloween candy loaded with sugar, and holiday celebrations with sweet treats it’s increasingly difficult to keep daily oral-health routines and cavity protection on track. That’s why it’s important to develop and maintain good habits now, so when the whole family is busy with school, work, and fun events – you can keep bad bacteria, in your mouth, at bay.
Setting routines for cavity protection
Few understand this better than Dr. Sarah Poteet, DDS. As a parent, dentist, and owner of Dallas Functional Dentistry, she’s concerned about the epidemic of children with cavities in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than 20 percent of children ages two to five have had at least one cavity. By age eight, the number exceeds 50 percent.
That’s why she encourages parents to help kids develop strong dental health habits – such as adding ProBioraKids probiotics for the mouth to their daily routine. Setting a daily routine that includes ProBioraKids helps with cavity protection.
“First, take children for regular dental checkups, and make sure they are brushing and flossing twice a day,” Dr. Poteet said in a recent interview. “Untreated cavities can cause pain, tooth decay, and gum infections.”
Benefits of good oral health
One immediate benefit of better oral health: keeping kids in class. The Healthy Schools Campaign reports that because of dental issues, children between the ages of five and 17 miss nearly two million school days every year. That includes almost a third of kids ages 6 to 12.
Another reason: avoiding bad breath (aka halitosis) caused by poor oral health. Self-conscious kids who suffer from bad breath may smile less often and avoid face-to-face interactions. They might participate less often in school, skip fun social activities with friends, and even shun conversations with family during the holidays.
Overall health plays a part, too. “Research has found that oral health can impact kids’ whole bodies, not just their mouths,” said Dr. Poteet. “Dental issues actually can affect the development of a child’s brain, heart, kidneys, and lungs.”
ProBiora Oral-Care Probiotics to the rescue!
“For true oral health, it’s essential to promote good bacteria that is native to the mouth,” Dr. Poteet explained. “Bad bacteria in the mouth consume sugar, creating lactic acid that corrodes tooth enamel. That contributes to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath, and can be detrimental to overall health.”
Because she knows brushing and flossing are not always enough, Dr. Poteet recommends ProBiora probiotics. As the original oral-care probiotic, ProBiora probiotics provide a patented blend of the good bacteria kids’ mouths need to stay healthy.
ProBiora probiotics are an effective preventative measure, dentist-recommended and backed by more than 30-years of clinical research.
“As a parent and dentist, having my own child use ProBioraKids® probiotics gives me peace of mind that their oral hygiene routine is complete,” she said.
Need a way to help children relate? Think of how kids cheer for superheroes, play video games or watch cartoons where they battle the villains. Just like their favorite superhero, ProBioraKids probiotics support the good bacteria that crowd out the bad!
ProBioraKids is specially formulated for children and easy to use. At bedtime, simply dissolve or chew one or more tablets after brushing and flossing. Children love the delicious orange creamsicle flavor.
ProBioraKids gets below the gumline, and it is safe to use with braces and other orthodontics. It’s gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly, with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Taken daily, ProBioraKids can optimize children’s oral-care routine – and give parents and kids something more to celebrate this holiday season!
Visit ProBiora Health’s website to learn more about ProBioraKids®. Brush. Floss. ProBiora.