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Something to Smile About: Oral-Health Probiotics for Kids

Adding an oral-care probiotic into your child’s daily routine is a simple yet effective preventative measure that helps kids’ dental and overall health.

Getting kids to practice good oral hygiene can be a real struggle, right up there with keeping their rooms clean and choosing broccoli over pizza. But as parents and dentists know, a healthy mouth is of the utmost importance. Untreated cavities can cause your child pain, promote new decay, and trigger infection.

Plus, poor oral hygiene doesn’t just wear on your child’s smile. The mouth is a gateway to a person’s overall health, and kids with healthy mouths are healthier overall. Vast amounts of clinical, published research have shown an oral-systemic health connection. Poor oral health can impact a child’s digestive system, brain development, heart, lungs, kidneys, and more.

Unfortunately, most kids’ mouths are not as healthy as they should be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 20% of kids between ages two and five have one or more cavities. By age eight that number grows to more than 52%. These numbers can be scary, but the good news is that cavities are as preventable as they are common.

Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria

While most people blame sugar for kids’ cavities and oral health issues, it is actually the mouth’s pathogenic (or “bad”) bacteria. This bacteria consumes sugar, creating lactic acid that corrodes teeth enamel. Even kids who practice good oral hygiene—brushing and flossing twice a day—are prone to bad breath, cavities, tooth decay, gum issues, and more. That’s because brushing and flossing, while incredibly important, are only part of the equation.

As a parent and dentist, having my own child use ProBioraKids® as part of their evening routine provides me peace of mind that their oral hygiene routine is complete. It’s especially great for those moments when I am not there to oversee the process.

To best support their oral health, kids also need to repopulate the “good bacteria” native to the mouth. Replenishing this bacteria helps to fight against the pathogenic bacteria that brushing and flossing simply can’t reach. A new oral-health probiotic, ProBioraKids®, works by adding back in a proprietary blend of the good bacteria naturally found in the mouth. This helps to crowd out the bad, disease-causing bacteria that prey on our mouths, while also restoring the mouth’s natural balance. Beneficial bacteria is essential to support strong tooth and gum health.

One Easy Addition Can Make a Big Difference

ProBioraKids® is a kid-approved, orange creamsicle-flavored, oral-care probiotic. When taken daily, it helps to support kids’ oral and overall health, finishing the job. It’s easy to use, gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly, with absolutely no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Kids ages three and up can simply dissolve or chew one ProBioraKids at night after brushing and flossing (it’s truly that easy!). It’s even safe to use with orthodontic appliances, which are playgrounds for bad bacteria.

Adding an oral-care probiotic into your child’s daily routine is one of the most effective, preventative measures parents can take to help support kids’ oral and overall health. Many leading dentists (including myself!) are thrilled to see this new product come to market.

Upgrade your child’s daily oral-care routine by brushing, flossing, and dissolving a ProBioraKids lozenge nightly. Visit ProBiora Health’s website to learn more about ProBioraKids®. ProBiora Health’s full line of oral-care probiotics can be purchased online at ProBiora Health, Amazon, and Walmart.

Promoted content sponsored by ProBiora Health.