BLIS M18™ is a new generation of advanced probiotic, friendly bacteria that can be used in conjunction with regular oral hygiene practices to establish a healthy balance of natural bacteria in the mouth and helps protect teeth and gums.
This new approach to managing oral hygiene and dental health is a patented oral probiotic providing advanced protection for teeth and gums. BLIS M18 was developed from a specific strain of S. salivarius, common and beneficial oral bacteria, which has been shown to promote the health of the oral cavity.
BLIS M18 goes above and beyond regular probiotic activity because it produces proteins called BLIS: Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substances. Most other probiotics work by competing with bacteria for space and nutrients in the mouth and in this way help prevent over-growth of bad bacteria. BLIS M18 is different. Not only does it compete for space and nutrients but it also produces three potent BLIS molecules: Salivaricin A, Salivaricin 9, and Salivaricin M that actively help support balanced microbial populations in the oral cavity.
A Unique Enzyme Producer
BLIS M18 has unique enzyme producing abilities that allow it to digest dextran biofilm and neutralize acid in order support long term health of teeth and gums. Limited numbers of S. salivarius strains, including BLIS M18, produce an enzyme called dextranase, which can help break up the biofilms produced by bacteria such as S. mutans. BLIS M18 also produces an enzyme called urease which helps neutralize acid in the oral cavity.