|Candida is a common fungus or yeast found on the skin, digestive tract, and urinary/ sexual organs of humans. Heavy growth of Candida in the mouth (oral candidiasis) can cause burning pain, white discoloration, and altered taste sensation. Heavy Candida growth often grows on dentures. Heavy oral candidiasis infections can also increase the risk of life threatening Candida infections through the bloodstream, digestive system, or respiratory tract.|
Additional research is needed to determine what mixtures of probiotic bacterial strains is most useful in controlling Candida growth in humans.
Another recent study reported that use of probiotic cheese containing Lactobacillus acidophilus or rhamnosus was associated with significantly lower mouth levels of Candida in denture wearers as compared to wearers eating cheese without the probiotics (2).
References / Sources
1. Ai R, Wei J, Ma D, Jiang L, Dan H, Zhou Y, et al. A meta-analysis of randomized trials assessing the effects of probiotic preparations on oral candidiasis in the elderly. Arch Oral Biol. 2017;83:187-92.
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