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    • Red Wine Protects Your Teeth Too



      From Science Daily

      For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects.

      M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues explain that dental diseases are extremely common throughout the world. Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss affect an estimated 60 to 90 percent of the global population. The problems start when certain bacteria in the mouth get together and form biofilms, which are communities of bacteria that are difficult to kill. They form plaque and produce acid, which starts damaging teeth. Brushing, fluoride in toothpaste and water and other methods can help get rid of bacterial plaques, but the effects are limited. In addition, currently used antimicrobial rinses can change the color of the gums and alter taste, so people are less likely to use them for as long as they should. Some research has suggested that polyphenols, grape seed extract and wine can slow bacterial growth, so Moreno-Arribas' team decided to test them under realistic conditions for the first time.

      They grew cultures of bacteria responsible for dental diseases as a biofilm. They dipped the biofilms for a couple of minutes in different liquids, including red wine, red wine without the alcohol, red wine spiked with grape seed extract, and water and 12 percent ethanol for comparison. Red wine with or without alcohol and wine with grape seed extract were the most effective at getting rid of the bacteria.

      The authors acknowledge funding from the MINECO (AGL2012-04172-C02-01 project), CONSOLIDER INGENIO 2010 and the Comunidad de Madrid.

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      The above story is based on materials provided by American Chemical Society. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

      Journal Reference:
      Irene Muñoz-González, Thomas Thurnheer, Begoña Bartolomé, M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas. Red Wine and Oenological Extracts Display Antimicrobial Effects in an Oral Bacteria Biofilm Model. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2014; 62 (20): 4731 DOI: 10.1021/jf501768p

      Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0521133617.htm
      Comments 2 Comments
      1. lexmuscle's Avatar
        lexmuscle -
        Red wine stains your teeth as well
      1. 5ourdiesel's Avatar
        5ourdiesel -
        Red wine has a ph between 3-4 which erodes enamel because of the acidity. Biofilm and plaque start forming by microbes metabolizing fermentable sugars. Alcohol accelerates this process with carbs that are already residing in the mouth. Sure polyphenols may be good, but this study was done in a test tube. How hard could it be to do a before and after test of plaque and biofilm accumulation in human subjects after drinking wine?

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