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).

ISAPP: “The panel concluded that the general benefit of support­ing a healthy digestive tract was reinforced by evidence gathered on a large number of different probiotic strains representing commonly studied species.”

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP

By Shane STARLING

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this week in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology...

Probiota 2012 probiotic conference extends poster deadline

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

By Nathan Gray

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th...

Probiotics’ oral health potential gathers pace

Special edition: Oral health

Probiotics’ oral health potential gathers pace

By Stephen Daniells

Probiotics are not only about gut health. The friendly bugs have also been touted to become the next blockbuster functional ingredients in gum and mints by Euromonitor. But which strains show the most potential, where does the science stand, and how do...

Health claim wins drive oral health NPD

Special edition: Oral health

Health claim wins drive oral health NPD

By Shane Starling

Functional gum is the obvious stand-out when it comes to nutrition-focused oral health solutions. Some of these products may be aimed at other health conditions like satiety, but the majority focus on battling dental diseases like periodontitis, caries...

The A to omega-3 of oral health nutrients

Special edition: Oral health

The A to omega-3 of oral health nutrients

By Stephen Daniells

Oral health is much more than just calcium and vitamin D for healthy teeth, and vitamin C for healthy gums. A number of nutraceutical compounds are emerging with potential benefits for the oral cavity, from omega-3s to EGCG from green tea. But how much...

BLIS K12 decreased the adherence of C. albicans to the petri dish

Probiotic BLIS K12 may protect against oral yeast growth

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements containing the probiotic BLIS K12 ingredient may inhibit the growth of the yeast responsible for oral thrush, suggests new in vitro data that supports the oral health potential of the ingredient.

Resveratrol may boost oral health: Cell study

Resveratrol may boost oral health: Cell study

By Stephen Daniells

The benefits of resveratrol may also extend to oral health, suggests a new study which found that resveratrol may exert an antimicrobial effect and reduce levels of periodontitis–causing bacteria.