Oral probiotics are a completely natural way to improve the health of your mouth by repopulating it with good bacteria. The good bacteria introduced combats inflammation, the first step in both gingivitis and periodontitis. They also help reduce the production of sulfur gases produced by bacteria that colonize the back of the tongue and promote fresher breath. Additionally, oral probiotics help neutralize the mouth’s pH which helps produces a healthy saliva flow. There is even new research to suggest that some oral probiotics may even attack and kill Streptococcus mutans the bacteria responsible for cavities. While there is no recommended dose, research reveals that 1 to 10 billion live cultures per day which can be obtained in one serving of a probiotic rich food per day.