Natural Lactic Acid Bacteria
BioGaia Prodentis is an oral food supplement that contains the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis. Lactobacillus reuteri was originally isolated from a human with exceptional oral health, who had neither gum problems or tooth decay. Each lozenge contains at least 200 million live Lactobacillus reuteri bacteria until the product’s best-before date.
Tested in Clinical Studies
BioGaia Prodentis has been clinically tested in more than 20 scientific studies. BioGaia Prodentis is used by dental professionals, and is safe for consumption by children, adults, pregnant women and the elderly.
Convenient and Easy to Use
The recommended daily dose of BioGaia Prodentis is one lozenge per day in the evening after your daily oral hygiene routine for a span of three months. You are encouraged to continue to use BioGaia Prodentis daily as a part of your new oral hygiene routine. Remember that BioGaia Prodentis is a complement to your daily oral care.
BioGaia Prodentis as a Lozenge
BioGaia Prodentis is available in lozenge-form with a fresh mint flavour. Upon ingestion, allow the lozenge to dissolve in the mouth. The active ingredients within the product spread throughout the mouth and attach to the oral mucosa. The lozenges also contain sucralose, which helps to maintain tooth mineralization.
BioGaia® Prodentis for
Sufferers of Gum Problems
Three out of four adults suffer from gum problems during their lifetime. Gum problems occur among adults and is more common among the elderly, diabetics, pregnant women, individuals that smoke and individuals that take certain medication. Gum problems are due plaque buildup at the gum-line. Plaque is bacteria that needs to be removed regularly, otherwise it will harden into tartar which can only be removed by your dentist or dental hygienist.
There are more than 700 bacterial species that protect the mouth against bacteria that form plaque and cause problems. When the balance among oral bacteria is disrupted due to inadequate oral hygiene, stress and/or poor diet, plaque-containing bacteria can gain the upper hand and cause gum problems.
Symptoms of Gum Problems
Healthy gums are pink, firm and fit tightly to each tooth. Signs of gum problems are redness, soreness and bleeding of the gums, especially after brushing. Additionally, bad breath can be a sign of gum problems. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist if you are unsure if you have gum problems.
Tips and Advice
Start in Time
There is a lot you can do yourself, and a lot that your dental hygienist or dentist can help you with. The important thing is that you start on time, have patience and spend a few minutes each day with your oral care routine.
Visit Your Dentist and Hygienist Regularly
It is important to have regular visits to your dental professionals that check your mouth for early detection of gum problems. It is recommended that you visit your dentist and dental hygienist twice per year. A dental hygienist performs a professional cleaning to remove tartar and will give you advice on how to maintain your oral care between visits.
Avoid Stress and Smoking
Both stress and smoking can contribute to gum problems. The body’s immune system is affected by both of these factors which will reduce gingival defense. Ask your dental professional for advice if you need help to quit smoking.
Don’t Forget Your Daily Oral Hygiene
It is important to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for at least two minutes each time. It is also important not to brush too hard – your teeth will not become cleaner with increased pressure. In addition to brushing, you are strongly encouraged to clean between the teeth with dental floss, a tooth stick or interdental brushing. Cleaning between your teeth should be done before brushing, since the plaque will be removed then brushed off.
Incorporate Lactic Acid Bacteria
In addition to visiting your dental professionals and daily oral care, supplementation of lactic acid bacteria may be an option. There are specific strains of lactic acid bacteria that have shown in clinical studies to be able to maintain a balanced bacterial flora in the oral cavity. Lactic acid bacteria can act as a great complement to the daily oral care routine.
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About the Company
BioGaia is an innovative Swedish healthcare company with over 25 years of experience developing clinically proven products containing the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri. One strain is Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis, which is intended for oral health.
BioGaia has an ethical vision, namely to improve human health. BioGaia manufactures products that contain microorganisms that are completely natural and normally found in humans. In order for an individual to stay healthy, a balance in the body’s various systems is required. An imbalance quickly results in the elimination of the body’s defence system and various health problems can occur. An ecological and biological approach is the basis of the company’s operations.
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Frequently Asked Questions
BioGaia Prodentis is an oral food supplement for the mouth that contains the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis.
Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is the lactic acid bacteria found in BioGaia Prodentis. Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis was originally isolated from an individual with exceptional oral health, with no gum problems or tooth decay.
Safety studies have been conducted on infants (including premature babies), children, adults, elderly and immunocompromised individuals. None of the studies have reported side effects with Lactobacillus reuteri, even at doses that exceed the levels normally found in BioGaia products. A small number of people have experienced a temporary increase in mild flatulence.
BioGaia Prodentis have shown effects on bleeding gums after 2 weeks.
BioGaia Prodentis should be taken 1-2 times daily after brushing, flossing and 30 minutes after possible use of antibacterial mouthwash. Antibacterial mouthwash kills all bacteria, including Lactobacillus reuteri, and therefore this combination should be avoided.
No, BioGaia Prodentis contains the sweetener sucralose, which does not cause tooth decay. Sucralose is not broken down by the body and therefore contains no calories.
The recommended daily dose of BioGaia Prodentis is 200 million Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis (2 x 108) CFU (colony forming units). You receive this dose by consuming 1 BioGaia Prodentis lozenge. In some cases, your dentist or dental hygienist will recommend 2 lozenges daily.
Today, there are more than 20 studies on humans, which support the use of Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis for oral health.
BioGaia Prodentis helps promote good oral health by providing “good” bacteria, which prevents the growth of “bad” bacteria in the mouth.
No. Chlorhexidine is only indicated for short-term use (1-2 weeks). BioGaia Prodentis is suitable for longer term use.
Disclaimer The information contained in this website is solely provided for general information purposes only. Such information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a dentist or dental professional. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.