DON’T WHINE, DRINK WINE
Red wine has bathed in the limelight recently for its mounting resume of health benefits—it’s been lauded to support the heart, brain, and eyes, and even stabilize blood sugar. These aren’t exactly paltry laurels to rest on, but if that’s not reason enough to indulge in the occasional glass, the scarlet spirit now has another claim to health. A new study suggests it could potentially aid your pearly whites as a defender against cavities. The research shows that polyphenols, grape seed extract, and wine can slow the growth of bacteria that can form biofilms on your teeth—which produce plaque and acid, deteriorating your chompers.
We aren’t encouraging you to have a cabernet rager every night, however. Everything is best in moderation, and you should ask your doctor before changing your drinking habits.