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Increased probiotic amount may counter oral pathogens


Canadian and New Zealand researchers have found that the amount, or persistence, of a probiotic in a patient's mouth is dose-dependent, and the probiotic's ability to linger in a patient's oral cavity may allow more effective countering of pathogens. While probiotics are advertised as small factories producing biologically active substances that benefit the host, most probiotics rapidly pass through the oral and digestive tracts following their ingestion, which means that the likelihood of "persistence" at their principal target site, the patient's mouth, is low, the study authors wrote in their 2013 study published by PLOS One. more

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