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Red wine could help your teeth and gums

Posted at 8:35 AM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 08:35:03-05

We've heard about studies saying red wine can have health benefits. Now there's another one.

This one indicates that chemicals in red wine could help teeth and gums.

Laboratory tests show that some plant compounds in it were found to fend off the bugs that cause tooth decay and gum disease. But experts warned against using the beverage as a mouth wash.

They say they used far higher concentrations of the chemical than occur naturally in wine.