Lactobacillus Reuteri

This article post is about the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) and its potential benefits for oral health.

L. reuteri is a type of “good” bacteria that is normally found in the digestive tract and it produces lactic acid in the gut. It has been studied for its potential to reduce inflammation and support the immune system but it may also help with dental health.

Lactobacillus Reuteri — reference picture

In addition, a recent study looked at the effects of drops containing two strains of probiotic L. reuteri on the number of Streptococcus mutans, a type of bacteria that can cause dental caries.

Research reveals Lactobacillus reuteri may improve dental health.

L. reuteri affects dental health in several studies.

Thirty individuals with severe periodontal disease who received an oral probiotic lozenge with L. reuteri showed significant gum health improvements after six weeks. Clinical attachment loss, gingival irritation, and bleeding decreased.

The research suggests that L. reuteri may be beneficial for oral health.

It may help reduce inflammation and improve the overall health of the gums as well as reduce the levels of some types of bacteria in the mouth. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings.

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