Did you know that our mouths are home to 20 billion micro-organisms belonging to 700 different species – a veritable ecosystem?! What’s more, most of these organisms are actually good for not just oral health but overall good health. Unfortunately, popular wisdom supports the incorrect hypothesis that ‘microbiome’ should be removed.
Scientists are beginning to understand the benefits of good bugs in the mouth, and recommending changes in eating habits, exercise and oral hygiene to foster a healthy breeding ground for good microbiomes. This infographic explains this emerging school of thought.
Caring for the Microbiome in Your Mouth:
Infographic by – Fix.com