I always thought wine and cheese were paired together because they taste delicious. But today I learned a not-as-tasty-but-just-as-satisfying reason to keep enjoying the two in tandem:
"Proteins, like cheese, create a barrier around the teeth to ward off wine tannins that leads to stains," says Irwin Smigel, a dentist in New York City and creator of Supersmile. Cheese as a natural stain preventative? Amazing--and definitely something to keep in mind as you're readying your wedding-day smile.
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