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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 crowds out bad bacteria.

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The discovery of BLIS M18™ followed closely after the commercialisation of BLIS K12™ which is the result of the life work of Professor John Tagg. You can read his story here.

What does BLIS M18™ do?

The mouth is a constant battleground – on a daily basis, billions of invading bad bacteria attempt to displace the natural and beneficial bacteria of the mouth, teeth and gums.

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:
  1. The ‘good’ bacteria (BLIS M18) crowd out the bad bacteria responsible for cavities
  2. BLIS M18 also inhibits bad bacteria, providing protection against them coming back. Think of it like a ‘force-field’ around your oral cavity.
Taken regularly – one or two lozenges a day – it helps maintain a healthy population of the beneficial BLIS M18 bacteria in the mouth. For children, BLIS M18 can help protect against further dental cavities (it doesn’t repair the ones already there), in adults it can help promote healthy gums.
BLIS M18 does not replace your usual dental routine. It has most benefit when used in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing.

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.