Compounds Of Red Wine Could Prevent Tooth And Gum Decay

Compounds Of Red Wine Could Prevent Tooth And Gum Decay

New Delhi : Red Wine has always been linked to a range of supposed Health Benefits, from helping the Heart  to Lowering the risk of Diabetes.

Now, a new study suggests that it contains chemicals that can help in fighting against tooth decay and gum disease. Compounds from the drink, known as polyphenols, helped cutting off harmful bacteria in the mouth. 

Past studies have suggested that the health benefits of Polyphenols are linked to them being antioxidants that protect the body from harmful free radicals. And,  recent studies have indicated that Polyphenols might also boost health by working with good bacteria in our gut. 

Researchers found the wine polyphenols and extracts all reduced the bacteria's ability to stick to the cells, but the polyphenols - caffeic and p-coumaric acids - were more effective.

When combined with the Streptococcus dentisani - believed to be an oral probiotic, which stimulates the growth of good bacteria - the polyphenols were even better at inhibiting the pathogenic bacteria.

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