For years I was plagued with poor dental health despite a low sugar diet. My tongue was thickly coated white with yeast that no amount of tongue brushing could undo. Even prescribed anti-fungals were no match for the overgrowth in my mouth.
At dental checkups my dentist chided me for my high sugar and high alcohol diet even though I consumed neither. It took 13 fillings and numerous gag inducing tongue scrapings for all of that to change.
All I needed was a new toothpaste.
Gut health and dysbiosis talk are currently all the rage but few remember that the gastrointestinal tract begins in the mouth. Unhealthy overgrowth of certain bacterial and yeasts species, as seen in small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO), frequently manifest as poor dental health, oral thrush, and malodorous breath. Getting to the root cause and improving gut health frequently improves dental health. If the influential dentist Weston Price were alive today, he would agree that the microbiome of the mouth is just as important as the microbiome of the intestinal tract.
The toothpaste I can never be without is Periobiotic Toothpaste from Designs for Health—a probiotic toothpaste. It contains Dental-Lac, a patent pending functional lactobacillus paracasei strain of probiotic. Research shows that it competes with unhealthy strains of oral bacteria including streptococcus mutans, helping to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study with 40 subjects who had periodontitis showed it significantly inhibited the growth of periodontal pathogens, decreased total bacterial count and improved probing pocket depth (1). Furthermore, a specific Lactobacillus paracasei strain, demonstrated its ability to kill off harmful strains of oral bacteria including streptococcus mutans--a significant contributor to dental caries, tooth decay and periodontal disease (2).
After 3 days of brushing with this toothpaste, my candida coated tongue was gone much to my dentists’ surprise.
No more cavities.
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* Did you know Dr. Craig donates a portion of all supplement sales to CFS & Fibromyalgia research & advocacy groups?
1 The efficacy and safety of ADP-1 (Lactobacillus paracasei GMNL-33) for periodontal pathogens, a placebo-controlled trial; Ching Ria Chen; GenMont Biotech, Inc. 17 August 2007.
2 Lactic acid bacteria from healthy oral cavity of Thai volunteers: inhibition of oral pathogens; Sookkhee S, Chulasiri M, Prachyabrued W.; Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University; J Appl Microbiol. 2001 Feb;90(2):172-9.