Monday, April 13, 2015

Science Sides With Coffee And Red Wine Lovers

Just in time for holiday parties comes good dental news about coffee and red wine.

In the fight against periodontal disease, coffee may be a great tool. Researchers at Boston University have determined that coffee and its antioxidants may actually have protective effects against periodontal disease. More research needs to be conducted, but for those who love their “cuppa joe,” coffee looks promising as a healthful indulgence.

Wine enthusiasts may also smile thanks to a study done recently by Spanish and Swiss scientists that points to red wine as having antimicrobial effects on oral bacteria. The findings suggest that a little red wine may be good for teeth by being bad news for oral bacteria.

Moreover, the study results could lead to the development of natural products made from grape seed extracts that will help fight dental decay.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Chicago area, please consider Wilmette Dental, a North Shore tradition in family dentistry for more than 40 years.  Feel free to call our office at 847-251-0085 or request an appointment online at

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