Everyone has tried to remedy their bad breath with commercial toothpastes and mouthwash, and most find that it is just a quick fix but really does not get deep down to the root of the problem. Why?
Well simply put, once bacteria have been in the mouth for more than 12 hours they can form into colonies called biofilms. Once in a biofilm, the bacteria are able to protect each other against disinfectants and antibiotics. That is why such bacterial disease like gum disease are so difficult to clear up with just medicine.
One method that we have found works amazingly well at our clinic in Sydney, is to use non foaming cleaning pastes and mouthwash to access and clean away all of the biofilm, and thus the bacteria as well. But this is a difficult and tedious job which needs to be performed twice a day for ongoing success.
So if bacteria can protect other bacteria, then why can't we use bacteria to destroy other bacteria. This is the definition of a probiotic. This is a good bacteria that you deliberately place in the mouth to work against the bad breath bugs.
Now, we know they work, but they need help to colonise a mouth full of bad breath bugs. So using probiotics as well as a good cleaning protocol leads to fresh breath in almost 100% of cases. We are testing and developing more types of probiotics every month, and have some amazing ones coming up in 2011. So stay tuned for more.