Study: Red wine exhibits potential cavity-fighting properties
According to a study conducted by the American Chemical Society, red wine and grape seed extract have shown to be effective in reducing oral bacteria.
Researchers grew cultures of bacteria that cause dental diseases as a biofilm, ScienceDaily.com reports.
They dipped the biofilms in several liquids including red wine, red wine with no alcohol, red wine spiked with grape seed extract, water and 12 percent ethanol. The study showed that red wine, with or without alcohol and wine spiked with grape seed extract showed the most promise in removing the bacteria.
The researchers say that the findings could lead to the development of natural products that could combat dental diseases and have fewer side effects.
“The only proven method to remove bacteria is to kill it,” said leading dental expert Dr. Greg Rubin, of the Calabasas Dental Institute. “But while this research shows promise, I don’t recommend substituting a glass of wine for your doctor-prescribed mouthwash just yet.”
Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss are the result of bacteria build up in the mouth. For most people, brushing alone can’t reach, let alone kill, the bacteria that live deep within the gum pockets.
This bacteria form plaque and produce toxins that are damaging to teeth. That’s why Dr. Greg Rubin recommends routine dental checkups and now, an occasional glass of wine, too.
The study can be found in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
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