A Toast to Your Teeth

Scientists at Cornell University's state Agriculture Experiment Station are working with oral biology researchers at the University of Rochester to develop a new way to fight tooth decay.

It works like this: Take grapes. Make wine. Put the leftover seeds and skins in toothpaste, mouthwash, and gum. No more cavities.

Okay, it's not even close to being that simple. But it's cool. And it could be a new source of income for vintners in the Finger Lakes. Need to Know's new reporter Carlet Cleare will tell you all about it this Friday.

We'll also have a feature about Rochester on prime time television, both here and in Canada. You might be surprised at the local connections.

Unless, of course, Mother Nature decides to celebrate the anniversary of the 1991 ice storm by giving us a replay tonight. In which case, we will probably talk about that instead. You can, however, feel good about sipping on that glass of wine while watching.

Cheers.

Need to Know airs this Friday night at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Channel 21, Cable 11 and again on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370.