Could a Glass of Red Protect Your Teeth?
Spanish researchers suggest that substances within red wine known as polyphenols may be able to prevent cavities within our teeth and strengthen our gums over time. These antioxidants are powerful chemicals and their true power is only now beginning to be appreciated.
A handful of other interesting findings include:
– When combined with oral probiotics, polyphenols can combat dangerous bacteria that may damage teeth and gums; ideal to stave off dental problems.
– Red wine is beneficial for the heart and circulatory system.
– Wine should be taken in moderation as opposed to ingested in excess.
“Polyphenols are nutritional superheroes with many secret weapons.”
Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.