Can prebiotics be used to combat bad breath?

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Can prebiotics be used to combat bad breath?
« on: 18/05/2008 15:29:42 »
diane hunter asked the Naked Scientists:

Hi

I was wondering if prebiotics are beneficial in combating bad breath and what actually causes the smell, as it can vary from person to person?


What do you think?

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Can prebiotics be used to combat bad breath?
« Reply #1 on: 09/08/2008 13:32:38 »
This show, about the bacteria that live on and in the body, touches on this topic. It features Marcello Riggio, from Glasgow University, who works on the spectrum of bacteria living on the tongue and contributing to bad breath:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/show/2008.05.18/

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