If you brush your teeth and tongue at least 2x daily plus use probiotics, that will help.
Change your toothbrush often...I change mine every month.
Mouthwash...I don't use it except once in a while for a quick mouth brushing.
The digestive tract needs certain bacteria in the saliva to start the digestive process....I would think that if it's out of whack, digestion might be as well.
Do the research and let us know what you come up with...
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!