A healthy mouth makes a happy person. The reverse, however, is also true: oral and dental diseases may have dangerous consequences for us. This is emphasised by the Swiss Dentist Association (Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO) in their campaign Mundgesundheit (MouthHealthy). “Lack of dental hygiene not only advances tooth decay,” state the medical professionals on their website and in their press release. It could also cause cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders, diabetes, and arthritis. In addition, bad dental hygiene even increases the risk of preterm delivery.
The dentists also point out that only some among the more than 600 bacterial species in the mouth can be held responsible for negative outcomes. To reduce their influence and thus the risk of periodontitis they advocate rigorous oral hygiene and toothbrushing.
No substitute, but an option to reduce the risk of “bad” bacteria would to be compensate for their effect with healthy bacteria. Healthy bacteria such as these are developed by ORGANOBALANCE GmbH in the course of research conducted in Berlin.