April 23, 2009

Before you schedule your next dental cleaning, you might want to stock up on Chianti. Turns out that in addition to helping your heart, having a glass of wine a day protects your smile by destroying the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease, an Italian study shows. Worried red wine will stain your teeth? Rinse your mouth with water immediately afterward, or simply switch to white. The researchers found that both varieties were beneficial.