Friday, February 08, 2008

Rinse Your Mouth with Wine!

Following up on my last post and my reference to drinking wine and preventing tooth decay, some further research is now pointing to the possibility of a mouthwash to do just that.Now that sounds exciting. Polyphenols in pomace point to promising protection for our teeth. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Cornell University have found that polyphenols may "significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to cause cavities". Research continues into the development of a mouthwash containing the beneficial polyphenols. Now click on the bottle to the left to enlarge it and see this couple with beautiful white teeth. They know that at the end of this wonderful dinner with a health bestowing red wine they can count on their mouthwash to protect their teeth as well. So don't you see this as a huge marketing possibility for Pepsodent or some other toothpaste maker? Toothpaste may in fact become obsolete. Remember Kodak being the giant of film? Smart marketing has seen them move into printers and digital cameras.
Many of you may remember the smart and catchy ad shown
on TV in the 1950's making you wonder where the yellow went. Just for the fun of it see it here on YouTube.
So any of you toothpaste makers out there, jump on this great
opportunity. You'll be able to bring back that ad only this time
it will be: "You'll wonder where the yellow went when you rinse
your mouth with Chardodent"
By the way, all the lab animals used in this research were well
fed and seemed to enjoy the experiment. Click on the mouse.


Nick said...

Hi Wilf,

Sounds good to me!

The one problem I do get with all this wine tasting (and enjoying!) is red wine stain on my teeth - but a good cure is to bite on a lemon which really cleans them up. Not very pleasant for the taste buds though.



Tor Hershman said...

As a friend 'o' de grape you may dig moi's lill' YouTube version of an ooooooooooold drinkin' song, you'll know the tune.

Stay on groovin' safari,

Wilf G.K said...

Well Tor, you are quite the imaginative fella. Thanks for stopping by and yes I did enjoy your rendition of a drinking song. As you say: Stay on groovin" safari!