Learning More About the Bacteria in Your Mouth

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When you think of bacteria in your mouth do you immediately start to think about what you can do to solve the problem? Or are you surprised to hear that you could have bacteria in your mouth because you brush and floss every day? In reality, no matter what you do you can never completely remove bacteria from your mouth. However, even if you could, you wouldn’t want to.

Of course, there are definitely bacteria you should remove. For instance, plaque comes from these bad bacteria. Sadly, plaque may erode your teeth and cause cavities. If not removed, plaque could harden into tartar, which can’t be removed without specialized tools. Clearly, you want to remove the bacteria that lead to this type of problem.

Conversely, good bacteria can actually help you avoid dental diseases. Specifically, the good bacteria inside your mouth will regulate the effects of bad bacteria. This is extremely important because your mouth will never be completely free from bacteria. This means that keeping your mouth full of good bacteria can help you fight off disease.

Similarly, the good bacteria in your mouth can help with digestion because it will start breaking food down as soon as you start eating. We recommend getting plenty of probiotics to keep good bacteria in your mouth. You can get probiotics through a number of foods including yogurt, sauerkraut, dark chocolate, pickles, and soft cheeses. You can also try taking a supplement.

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