Study: Red wine prevents tooth decay, gum disease
from U.S. News & World Report
From Feb. 28:
It may stain your teeth, but red wine contains chemicals that could also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. A team of researchers in Spain discovered that red wine contains polyphenol, a micronutrient that reduces the ability of bad bacteria known to cause dental plaque, cavities and gum disease to adhere to teeth and gums.
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