The cranberry: dental assistant
Cranberries also contain a molecule that may play a role in the prevention of cavities and the treatment of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis. At least, this is what Daniel Grenier, Professor at the school of dentistry of Laval University, maintains. The studies quoted by Dr Grenier shed light on the capacity of certain components of the cranberry, such as proanthocyanidins, to prevent bacteria from adhering to each other to form a biofilm. The latter acts as a protective layer under which microorganisms responsible for cavities, gingivitis and other periodontal diseases proliferate.