How Probiotics Improve Oral Health | Jennifer Miller DDS

Dentist St. Peter

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Unlock the surprising benefits of probiotics for your oral health journey with Valley View Dental, led by Dr. Jennifer Miller DDS. While commonly known for aiding digestion, probiotics have emerged as powerful allies in the fight against oral disease.

Gingivitis, a common gum inflammation, can be significantly reduced with probiotics, as revealed by a study in Contemporary Clinical Dentistry. Children receiving probiotics experienced marked improvements in gum health compared to those on a placebo, showcasing the potential of probiotics in combating gum bleeding.

In the battle against periodontitis, probiotics emerge as formidable defenders. By targeting harmful bacteria responsible for creating gum pockets and subsequent infections, probiotics aid in reducing inflammation and promoting oral healing.

The trial further highlights probiotics’ role in cavity prevention. Children supplemented with probiotics exhibited a noteworthy decrease in plaque buildup, translating to reduced decay risk. By crowding out harmful bacteria and actively combating plaque, probiotics promote a healthier oral environment.

Banishing bad breath is yet another boon of probiotics. By targeting volatile sulfur compound bacteria, the culprits behind malodor, probiotics restore balance to the oral microbiome, curbing unpleasant odors and fostering a fresher breath.

The benefits of probiotics extend beyond digestive health, with ongoing research unveiling new dimensions of their role in oral and overall well-being. Embrace the power of probiotics to nurture a healthy mouth and body.

Ready to explore the transformative potential of probiotics for your oral health? Contact Valley View Dental today for expert insights and to schedule your visit with Dr. Jennifer Miller DDS. Let’s embark on a journey to a healthier smile together.

Valley View Dental
Phone: (507) 934-3332
1302 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN 56082


Dentist in St. Peter, MN

1302 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN 56082

Office Hours

Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm