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For decades, good oral health has focused on three primary activities. We brush to keep teeth white, floss to maintain healthy gums, and for some, rinse with mouthwash to freshen breath. We want to keep bad microbes at bay. But there is a catch to this strategy.
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Your toothbrush can only do so much.
Last week, an international team of researchers revealed how bacteria in the oral cavity may be able to withstand even the hardest toothbrushing. Their research showed just how stable certain species can be and suggested the cure may require a more ecological approach.
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It's amazing what we do to maintain oral health. We brush our teeth, floss those gums, swirl mouthwash, endure whitening strips, and even suck on myriad different breath fresheners. All the while we hope to keep our dentists happy with our efforts. Now another option to help keep our teeth white and our breath pleasant has emerged: probiotic gum.
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