How do you respond when you think about the bacteria in your mouth? Did you immediately start wondering what you can do to remove it? However, did you know that there are good bacteria in your mouth as well?
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.
Would you like more information on the good and bad bacteria in your mouth? Are you worried about the balance of your smile? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with our team? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. We’re excited to hear from you soon.