According to a report out in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry this month red wine could help to combat gingavitis and mouth pathogens.
Spanish researchers found that the polyphenols in red wine helped to stop the adhesion of oral pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis, Fusobacterium nucleatum, and Streptococcus mutans in a human mouth model.
By stopping the adhesion, the pathogens never get started, which ultimately means a healthier mouth with less cavities and less mouth infections.
We'll drink to that!
(Photo: Andrea Henk)