Probiotics Support Your Child's Oral Health

October 5, 2012

Keep gum disease at bay with over-the-counter probiotics.

Two over-the-counter oral probiotics are now available to control cariogenic bacteria: PerioBalance by Sunstar Butler and EvoraKids by Oragenics. PerioBalance uses Lactobacilli reuteri and EvoraKids uses ProBiora3, a blend of Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus rattus.

Clinical Implications: Over-the counter oral probiotics are effective in decreasing cariogenic bacteria in children found to be at moderate to high risk of caries.