The manufacturer, ProBiora Health, recently announced the launch of ProBioraKids, which provides a proprietary blend of the "good bacteria" native to the mouth, reducing the harmful, disease-causing bacteria that cause cavities, bad breath, and other oral health issues in children.
ProBioraKids contains ProBiora3, a patented blend of the three most beneficial strains of good bacteria naturally found in the mouth that exist on children's teeth and below their gums, including Streptococcus oralis KJ3, Streptococcus uberis KJ2, and Streptococcus rattus JH145. ProBioraKids is formulated for tooth health and naturally fills the mouth with the beneficial bacteria it needs for healthier teeth and for restoring the mouth's natural balance.
When dissolved in the mouth nightly after brushing and flossing, a child's saliva hydrates the probiotics, which will seek out their natural habitat, immediately traveling to tooth surfaces, gums, gum pockets, and tongue where they live and compete with the pathogens. When used daily, the good bacteria in ProBioraKids aids to rebalance the mouth's oral biome, which leads to better oral health.
ProBioraKids is available in an orange creamsicle lozenge, is soy-free, wheat-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian friendly, and with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Additionally, it is safe to use with dental and orthodontic appliances. One or more lozenges is recommended nightly for children aged 3 years and older who can dissolve the lozenge in their mouth. For younger children, the lozenge can be crushed into a powder and dissolved under the child's tongue.
Mark L. Cannon, DDS, MS, a professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, stated, "The rampant prevalence of cavities in early childhood, along with the development of periodontal disease (gum disease) in the majority of kids by age 17, is a serious public health concern. Adding an oral-care probiotic into your child's daily oral-care routine is one of the most effective, preventative measures parents can take to help support their kids' oral health, helping to crowd out the harmful bacteria that cause bad breath, cavities, and more. Adding ProBioraKids into your child's daily oral-care routine is an important, easy step to help restore and maintain a healthier mouth, enabling you to better support your child's total body health."
Chris Koski, president and CEO of ProBiora Health, stated, "Getting kids started with a good oral-care routine is critical for their lifetime health, including the use of an oral-care probiotic after brushing at night. ProBioraKids is the first oral-care probiotic designed to promote strong teeth and gum health in kids, which benefits their overall health, too. Other products that claim to be for kids' oral health are not specially formulated for their oral health needs, and do not include probiotic strains that live on the tooth and gum surfaces—rather they contain bacteria that live in the throat or gut."
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Published July 7, 2022