Combat bacteria with… red wine?

As your teeth whitening resource, we often hear from patients concerned about red wine stains on their teeth. Red wine has been proven to benefit heart health, but the dark staining on teeth can be a turn-off for wine enthusiasts.

A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, however, found that red wine has benefits to oral health that we hadn’t quite anticipated. Red wine actually creates a barrier that combats the harmful biofilm that can build up on teeth and lead to tooth decay. Biofilm is the layer of bacteria that can grow on the teeth after eating and drinking or during sleep. These bacteria secrete acid, and its the acid that causes damage to tooth enamel.

If you’re concerned about red wine stains on your teeth, contact us today for your teeth whitening appointment.