Probiotics are broadly categorized in two genus, Lactobaccilus and Bifidobacterium, and are associated with periodontal health status. These probiotics are able to affect gingivitis and plaque composition positively. (1)
• A significant decrease in gingival bleeding and a reduction in gingivitis were observed after a two week intake of probiotic species. (2)
• In a double blind study, probiotics decreased the plaque index and pocket probing depth significantly in patients who were smokers; and also reduced the prevalence of periodontal pathogens. (3)
• Another study found normalization of micro flora and reduction of signs of gingivitis and periodontitis. (4)
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2. Krasse P, Carlsson B, dahl C, et al. A decreased gum bleeding and reduced gingivitis by the probiotic Lactobacillus reutei. Swed Dent J 2006; 30: 55-60.
3. Shimauchi H, mayanagi G, Nakaya S. Improvement of periodontal condition by probiotics with lactobacillis salivarius WB21: a randomized double blind, placebo
controlled study. J Clin Periodontal 2008; 35: 897-905.
4. Grudianov AI, Dimitrieva NA, Fomenka EV. Use of probiotics Bifidumbacterium and Acilact in tablets in therapy of periodontal inflammation.