University of Rochester, New York

US scientists claim cranberries can prevent toothache

Researchers from the University of Rochester claim to have discovered a new remedy against tooth decay:cranberries. As it turns out, cranberry juice prevents the bacteria that cause tooth decay getting hold on the surface of your teeth. The results of this study are published in the journal Caries Research.

According to, cranberries have been demonstrated to have additional advantages. In 2005, the University of Wisconsin found a link between consumption of cranberries and improved heart function. In 2004, the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, found that cranberry consumption increases the levels of “good” cholesterol in the blood. And in 2002, the Infectious Diseases Society of America reported that cranberries are capable of destroying bacteria causing inflammation of the urogenital system, which have become resistant to antibiotics.

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