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Dental Benefits of Wine
Good news for all those wine lovers out there! In addition to other health benefits, recent research suggests that red wine may also help promote dental health. Data from a recent study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that red wine and grape seed extract could help protect against dental disease.
As part of the study, several substances were tested on the bacteria found in dental biofilm. Red wine with or without alcohol and grape seed extract were found to be the most effective at eliminating the bacteria.
The results of this study may lead to the development of new natural dental products that have less side effects than wine. Until then, enjoy that glass of red wine!