Red Wine: A Toast To Your Good Dental Health

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Posted on August 26, 2014 by Bearable

Cheers! Recent research suggests that your daily glass of red wine can improve your dental health. A new study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published by the American Chemical Society advises that red wine should be consumed by everyone.

Your dentist may advise steering clear of red wine, grape juice and berries because they are notorious for staining the teeth. This study indicates that the chemicals in red wine and grape seed extracts can help you avoid some dental problem, including cavities.

The researchers found that the chemical attributes of red wine, including non-alcoholic wines, certain grape juices and grape seed extract made cavity-causing bacteria slide off the teeth. Bacteria clinging to teeth are responsible for causing tartar and plaque which lead to tooth decay.

Cavities and tooth decay are second only to the common cold as health issues affecting Americans. Perhaps those who already enjoy red wine can more easily justify consumption of the popular beverage. As with all good things, moderation is key. The dental benefits can be gained by drinking only 1 glass of wine per day. Additional glasses of wine did not improve the statistics gathered by this study.

There is an alternative to drinking wine which will yield the same benefit. Grape seed oils extracts can provide the same protection as consumption of wine. This is good news for everyone because they can enjoy the benefits without the side effects of red wine; teeth staining for example. It also allows those who are under the age of consumption to be able to take advantage of the apparent health benefits of red wine.

Be sure to visit with your Bearable Dentistry dentist or dental hygienist if you have questions about protecting your teeth. We’re always happy to see you and help you achieve a lifetime of good oral health. To your health!

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