Cheers? Red Wine May Reduce Oral Bacteria

Can red wine help fight cavities by reducing cavity causing bacteria in the mouth?  Possibly.  A new study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry showed that, in vitro, alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of red wine was able to reduce or eliminate dental disease causing bacteria in laboratory biofilm samples.

The test is not conclusive because the studies were done in a laboratory setting.  More studies on patients will have to be done before a definitive link can be established.  However, the lab study is fascinating.

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