What the Experts Say

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    1. Probiotic supplements have been found to help balance the good and bad bacteria not only in the gut but also in the mouth. 

    Q: I’m worried about gum disease. Do probiotics really work?
    A: In terms of managing periodontal disease, certain probiotics do seem to help. But this research is still in its infancy, and there are no studies supporting the use of probiotics to prevent gum disease.  

    —John D. Meola, DD

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