It Works on Sushi. It Could Help Teeth, Too.

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By Timberlake Dental curated from The New York Times

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“If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, will a California roll a day keep the dentist at bay!…”

See full article on The New York Times


This is an interesting article on preliminary tests indicating that wasabi, used frequently as a condiment with sushi, inhibits bacteria in the mouth.   Pictured at right is freshly ground wasabi, with soy sauce.  It’s quite hot and will “clear your sinuses” as horseradish does.  These results, from a research director, Dr. Hideki Masuda, at the Ogawa and Company of Japan are only an interesting idea at present so don’t quit brushing your teeth after a dinner out on sushi!

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Dentist, Denton, TX