Add Cranberries to Your Thanksgiving Celebrations

A recent study at the University of Rochester Medical Center revealed that the same traits that make cranberry juice a powerful weapon against bladder infections may also be helpful in protecting teeth from cavities. Here is how it works: the cranberry juice literally acts like Teflon® for your teeth by making it difficult for the bacteria that cause tooth decay to adhere to your teeth. And this “stickiness” is critical for the microbe Strepococcus mutans that eat the sugars stuck to your teeth and then excrete acids that cause tooth decay. So this Thanksgiving as you gather your entire family around your table, propose a toast with cranberry juice in lieu of a sugary drink or alcoholic beverage. With cranberry juice, everyone can participate in your toast and be thankful the benefits it has for their teeth.