Save 10-60% on Your Dental Care. Join a Savings Plan Today!
Close X

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are > Dental Health Articles > Cranberries show protection against periodontal disease

Cranberries show protection against periodontal disease
Updated: 3/20/2008 4:00:13 PM

Drinking cranberry juice could possibly help cut down on what affects nearly 67 million Americans: gingivitis.

Research published in the latest edition of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy revealed that cranberries could be the next superpower when it comes to promoting good oral health.

Natural compounds found in the berry were shown to fight periodontitis, which is a severe case of gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, by acting as a powerful anti-inflammatory substance.

The proanthocyanidins (PACs), or nutrients with high antioxidant values found most often in red and purple foods, have a certain anti-adhesion property for the bacteria that binds to gums and reduce growth and subsequent plaque development.

Previous research on the oral benefits of cranberry juice has also shown that compounds found in the fruit could prevent oral bacteria from directly destroying gum tissue itself, another factor in periodontitis.

Slight puffiness or a slight white band above the gumlines are symptoms of gingivitis and should visit a dentist for a check-up, cleaning and to learn about how to prevent gingivitis and periondontitis.

Julie Labreque from the University of Laval and lead researcher of the study said: "We know that brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings reduce the risk of developing periodontitis by helping to prevent the onset of gingivitis, or gum infection."


© 2008 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (42)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!