BLIS M18™ Probiotics
BLIS M18™ is a specific strain of bacteria called Streptococcus salivarius M18, which is found naturally in your mouth and throat. Our scientists discovered that while everyone has Streptococcus salivarius bacteria, only a very few have the specific beneficial BLIS M18™ strain which is active against bad bacteria.
What does BLIS M18™ do?
Even on properly brushed teeth, the bacteria that cause tooth decay will find a place to hide. This causes a change or imbalance of the normal bacteria in our mouths and can affect the health of our teeth and gums.
BLIS M18 recolonizes the mouth with good bacteria that support healthy teeth and gums. It works in 2 ways:
- The ‘good’ bacteria (BLIS M18) crowd out the bad bacteria responsible for cavities
- BLIS M18 also inhibits bad bacteria, providing protection against them coming back. Think of it like a ‘force-field’ around your oral cavity.
How does BLIS M18™ work?
BLIS M18 is best taken at night, after brushing and flossing teeth. BLIS M18 bacteria activates in the mouth where conditions are moist and warm. At night, the mouth produces less saliva which provides the ideal time for BLIS M18 to colonise. The longer BLIS M18 is in your mouth, the better the colonisation will be, and the more the bad bacteria can be crowded out. That’s why a slowly sucked lozenge is recommended.