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Red wine can be good for your teeth

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Some good news for wine lovers - if you like to have a glass of red it could be good for your teeth.

Researchers say red wine contains antimicrobial elements that help kill bacteria that cause cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Researchers say the findings could lead to red wine in products like mouthwashes and toothpaste.

Before you grab another glass, remember that red wine can stain your teeth.

You need just one glass for the benefits.

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