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Raisins Good For Cavities? That Can't Be...

Raisins Good For Cavities? That Can't Be...

I know this sounds crazy but "nature's candy" may be good news for your teeth. Researchers have found that certain compounds contained in raisins appear to fight the bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities and gum disease.

Lab tests showed that phytochemicals in raisins suppressed the growth of several species of oral bacteria associated with tooth decay.

Studies also showed that these chemicals prevented cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to the surface of teeth. If plaque can't stick to your teeth - then it can't cause cavities.

It's not known yet how many raisins a person needs to eat in order for their teeth to benefit, but at least we know that just because a food is sticky, doesn't mean it's bad for your teeth.

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cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
You are still going to have to floss though or else the sugars will decay your teeth from in between! I'm all in.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Mmmmmmm I love raisins! I like to buy the mini cartons and keep them in my handbag for a light snack when I feel I need an energy boost in the afternoon! Now I can justify it as good for my teeth (which I'm somewhat obsessive about anyway LOL)
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