What are fresh breath probiotics?
It is a new product of Oralta that will be officially available this December on their website. It's a tablet that has a slight minty flavor that contains 5 probiotic bacterias designed to address the root cause of bad breath. Mints and gum only mask bad breath, not solve the problem of it.
How does someone become interested in the study of breath?
Dr. Kishore Nannapaneni started as an engineer in India, then went to the University of Iowa for his PhD. He earned his degrees in computer science, but had always wanted to do biology. Later on, he read a book where biology studies needed computer programmers to understand genome projects, which inspired him to take the biology route.
For Dr. Patrick Schwientek, he was born and earned his degrees in Germany. After he finished his Ph.D., he went to California, and later became a colleague of Dr. Nannapanemi. It’s started with adding healthy bacteria to plant eco-soil ecosystems. Now, it’s seeing how it can be applied to humans.
What does a healthy oral microbiome look like?
There is not one specific target state with having a number of microbes to indicate a healthy microbiome. There are infinite numbers of states that could exist. It’s easy to see what disease states usually have in common, which there are over a number of detrimental bacterias.
What inspired the research of the oral microbiome?
Dr. Schwientek was frustrated with having cavities even though he carried out proper oral health routines. He thought that since he does this as a living to figure out what are the healthy microbes for plants, he questioned why scientists weren’t doing this for the oral microbiome. At first, it was due to self-interest to improve his own situation. Then, the idea grew much bigger.
What happens whenever we brush our teeth?
We are removing what’s on the surfaces of our teeth and tongue. We make space for other bacteria, and are not letting some of the bacteria outgrow one another to become pathogenic. When using a probiotic, they are quicker in ensuring that the bad bacterias are not inhabiting the oral space.
How is our microbiome unique?
Every microbiome is unique like a fingerprint. The difference is that a fingerprint stays with you throughout your lifetime. The microbiome is constantly evolving and changing depending what you put in your mouth, whether you sleep with your mouth open, and many other lifestyle choices.
How is it proven that the fresh breath probiotics work for most people?
The probiotics are specifically designed to target the known strains that cause bad breath. Regardless of your conditions, there’s a high probability that the probiotics will prevail against your bacterial conditions.
How do you measure having bad breath?
There are various reasons for bad breath to distinguish from eating food that causes it. For each condition, there is a core microbiome that differentiates bacteria for certain disease conditions. For the rest, that is just the microbiome that causes the conditions in which the doctors are targeting.
How often do we need to take fresh breath probiotics?
They are chewable tablets that should be taken twice a day, morning and evening. You must avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes to let the tablet dissolve for 2-4 minutes, depending on the amount of saliva you have. It takes 2 weeks to see effective results.
How will receiving saliva samples benefit oral research?
Oralta will offer customers an opportunity to send a saliva sample to their lab. Doctors will be able to use the samples to design new therapeutics and redefine current probiotics. They also want to learn about the people who send their samples because they reveal customers' habits that lead to the states of their microbiomes to correlate with health status and habits.
Why can’t people eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking the probiotic?
Ideally, they recommend to take the tablet after their oral hygiene routine to let it dissolve. Then, you should sleep right away to let the good bacteria rehydrate in a dominate state. They will go through modes of action to fight the bad bacteria, which takes time.