Oral/gum health

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From the Editor's Desk

No BBC, probiotics are not 'quite useless'

By Stephen Daniells

A new BBC article dismisses the benefits of probiotics because a study failed to find colonization. It is a serious mistake to confuse colonization with efficacy and we need to get this message across to consumers.

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RCT supports probiotics LGG and BB-12 for teen oral health

By Stephen Daniells

A combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 may improve the gingival health in adolescents, according to results of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial.