Grapes! Winning the battle against tooth decay!
Ditch those dusty toothbrushes, and get yourself a bunch of grapes!
Professional scientists have discovered naturally occurring components of the common grape to have profound effects on the strength and protection of your teeth. The grape seed extract, or compound, or resin… is the tooth-aid.
Apparently winos have been proclaiming the healing mysteries of the grape for years. And we all thought it was the wine talking! Seriously though, red wine might stain your teeth, but maybe that’s when all the magic happens…
This is tooth decay according to professional dentists: the plaque amasses on the tooth; the plaque produces the acid; the acid bores into the tooth; the acid chunnels a cavity in the tooth; the cavity bores further into the core of the tooth; the layers of the tooth are consumed; the layers are the enamel, then the dentin, and finally the pulp.
Enter: grape seeds. Apparently, damaged tooth parts can repair themselves with plant-based extracts. The second layer of the tooth – the dentin, it binds to the grape seed resin, enforcing it, and galvanizing the tooth and its filling.
You know you’ve fully turned the corner into a point-of-no-return adult when you’re happily gnashing bunches of grapes in your adulthood to compensate for the bags of Swedish Fish demolished in your childhood. Grapes. Bunches of Grapes. We can all thank the Spaniards for introducing the glorious grape to the Americas about 30 years ago, according to an obscure WebMD article on grape facts. Here are a few more mind-benders:
- It takes about 2.5 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.
- (Concord grapes are) plump blue grapes (who) get their name from Concord, MA, where they were developed. They have a distinctive taste and can survive colder climates.
- There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 species. The main types are American and European.