View Full Version : When Flossing Isn't Enough — New Drinks (Probiotics) That Might Stop Gum Disease

05-24-13, 08:33 PM
Dr. Robert J. Rowen
May 24, 2013

Are your gums receding? Do they bleed when you floss? Has your dentist said you have gum disease? If so, he probably didn't tell you this simple way to fight it.

Simply drink a good probiotic. That's right! There are now probiotic drinks on the market that can help you fight gum disease. A new study shows just how effective they can be.

In this study, researchers assessed 28 healthy adults for the effects of a probiotic drink on a "plaque-inducing diet." Furthermore, they told the subjects not to brush their teeth for the final two weeks of consuming the drink. The good news was that those consuming the drink had reduced inflammation and bleeding in their gums caused by the increased plaque.

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