I know when you think of oral hygiene, you probably don’t think about garlic, that is unless you just had some pizza or pasta filled with garlic and you’re trying to avoid talking to anyone until you can get to the mouthwash at home. Yummy, but potent.
But here’s the thing. Allicin, a major component of garlic, has been shown to help keep bad bacteria at bay which contributes to dental diseases. And, if that wasn’t cool enough, garlic also contains anti-fungal and antiviral properties as well, which helps to promote strong, healthy teeth and gums.
Allicin aids in lowering the activity of bacteria (oral flora imbalance) in you mouth that cause decay and bad breath. It is also a source of prebiotic fiber which really good for your teeth and supports proper digestion.
Did you know there are more than 500 different types of bacteria that naturally live in your mouth? Some of these are good for your health and others, not so much. So keeping the good and bad bacteria in balance is must. This helps prevents gum disease.
Several studies have shown that the use of allicin helps against combating periodontitis (gum disease) by keeping the bad bacteria in check which allows the good bacteria to survive and thrive.
A lot of oral health products claim to fight gum disease by killing “99.9% of bacteria”, but that’s not so true. If you kill all bacteria, good and bad bacteria repopulation are different and this causes an imbalance which can do harm to your oral health and the rest of your body.
So how do you reap the benefits of allicin for oral health?
You can take allicin as a supplement along with other vitamins you use daily. Allimax, AlliUltra and Allimed give you three different strengths to give you more garlic in one little capsule instead of consuming. Don’t like taking another capsule. No problem. Open up the capsules and put the powder directly on your food or into your juice or smoothy. One Allimax capsule is equal to 34 cloves of garlic.
There is also Allimax Rescue Spray. You can get all the powerful effects of 100% allicin in a liquid spray. Perfect for spraying directly into your mouth and throat. This spray also has a fresh mint flavor. This works great for gums, tooth infections, gingevitis, mouth ulcers and sores and upper respiratory infections. And it also helps to boost your immune system.
Allimax Liquid also provides the same benefits as the spray but is in drop form. Just a few drops into your mouth everyday and it helps to keep the dentist away.
Alliderm is a gel form that can also be used in your mouth to put directly on gums or an infected tooth. Again, all of the benefits like listed above, just in a gel form.
And while all of these work great for oral health, they also work to reduce the length of the common cold by 70% (from 5 days in a placebo group, to just 1.5 days in the group given the allicin supplement). A powerful immune booster at work!
Need some more convincing?
Here is a study for you to read and learn. Garlic allicin as a potential agent for controlling oral pathogens.
Click here for link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21548800