Cranberries: A Surprising Weapon Against Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

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Cranberries Fight Tooth DecayCranberry juice, long touted as a healthy choice in beverages, appears to stop the bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease, preliminary research from the University of Rochester and elsewhere suggests.

In one study, two doses of a beverage with 25 percent cranberry juice stopped the bacteria from clinging by as much as 85 percent.

So, next time you’re at the grocery store, stock up on cranberry juice and do something good for your teeth.

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