Oral/gum health

Probiotic ice cream may boost oral health for kids

Probiotic ice cream may boost oral health for kids

By Stephen DANIELLS

Consuming a functional ice cream formulated with Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 may cut levels of caries-causing bacteria in the mouth, says a new study from India.

Science grows for BLIS M18’s oral health benefits

Science grows for BLIS M18’s oral health benefits

By Stephen DANIELLS

A daily lozenge containing Streptococcus salivarius M18, branded as BLIS M18, for 28 days results in detectable levels of the probiotic in the mouth seven days later, says a new study from Western University (Ontario) and BLIS Technologies Ltd (New Zealand).