A glass of wine to help clean your teeth?


Unfortunately no, but scientists have found that polyphenols found in red wine can hinder the ability of bacteria to stick to teeth and gums where they can start to cause dental plaque, cavities and periodontal disease.

The researchers found two wine polyphenols, caffeic and p-coumaric acid in particular were good at preventing the bacteria from adhering. When used in conjunction with a probiotic Streptococcus dentisani, they performed even better.

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