Oral Probiotic Reduce Cariogenic Bacteria in Children

Two over-the-counter oral probiotics are now available to control cariogenic bacteria: PerioBalance by Sunstar Butler and EvoraKids by Oragenics. PerioBalance uses Lactobacilli reuteri and EvoraKids uses ProBiora3, a blend of Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus rattus.

 

Clinical Implications: Over-the counter oral probiotics are effective in decreasing cariogenic bacteria in children found to be at moderate to high risk of caries.