A glass of wine, as you know, always raises your spirits a little and promotes a smile, but be careful because apparently it can seriously ruin it, since it affects your teeth. The alarm is raised by a German study conducted at Johannes Gutenberg University which, in addition to demonstrating the harmful effects of the clear version of Bacchus' drink on the enamel, also offers some tips to minimize the damage.
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A glass of wine, you know it always raises morale a little and promotes a smile, but be careful because apparently it can seriously ruin it, since it affects the teeth. The alarm is raised by a German study conducted at Johannes Gutenberg University which, in addition to demonstrating the harmful effects on enamel of the drink of Bacchus in its clear version, also gives some advice to minimize the damage.
In the perennial dichotomy white wine, red wine, therefore, it seems that the “tinto” has marked another point in its favor and this is due to the higher acidity and a lower PH that characterizes the white wine and which would be responsible for the greater aggressiveness from the odonto-triatric point of view.
Those who, however, are unable to give up a good Vermentino, Pinot, Frascati or Chardonnay, but does not want to find himself with stained teeth anyway, he can run for cover by putting into practice some tricks that they limit the corrosive action on the teeth of white wine. Starting with the correct combination with food.
And then green light to the white wine with cheeses and dairy products, being these rich in calcium, or the chemical element that the "nectar of the gods" "attacks" on our teeth. Absolutely not recommended, however, the association, as often happens in cocktails, especially as an aperitif, of sparkling white wine with fruit juices or the "vicious" combination strawberries and champagne: all highly acid combinations and therefore deleterious for calcium and phosphate.
Another remedy to take into consideration (and not just for the protection of our teeth) is that of drink while eating as the saliva produced during chewing has an effect that counteracts and neutralizes the acidity of the wine. To give the saliva time to "take effect" and the enamel to regenerate, after eating, however, it is better to wait half an hour before brushing your teeth.