Red Wine Controls Tooth Cavities and Gum Disease, Reveals New Study

Red wine controls tooth cavities as well as the gum disease, according to the research that adds its potential benefits for human health to the previous research findings showing that a glass of red wine every day may curb the major risk of neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Although, people who are not the big fan of red wine or under the regulated age limit can also consume polyphenols through the drinks like black tea, green tea, coffee, lemon juice, orange and cider, and also some fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, black grapes, beans, kiwis and cherries.


Polyphenols, an antioxidant found in red wine could be a potential resistant of bacteria that develop tooth cavities, plaque periodontal and gum diseases, says a recent laboratory study performed by a team of researchers from Spain, despite the warnings given by many dentists that the acidic content in wines can decay teeth.

María Victoria Moreno-Arribas from the Spanish Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Madrid has led the research that the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry has disclosed today in its published paper with the title as ‘Inhibition of Oral Pathogens Adhesion to Human Gingival Fibroblasts by Wine Polyphenols Alone and in Combination with an Oral Probiotic’.

Damien Walmsley, Restorative Dentistry Professor from the University of Birmingham and scientific adviser for the British Dental Association said in a statement that, “The acidic nature of wine means that consuming a lot of these drinks will damage the enamel of the teeth. Until the benefits of this research are shown clinically, it is best to consume wine in moderation and with a meal to minimize the risk of tooth erosion.”



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