This short study is supported by Fruit d’Or and conducted by Dr.H.A.Rodrigues
A preliminary test using Cran Naturelle Cranberry powder as an agent in oral hygiene for the preventing periodontal disease and caries
Studies on cranberry powder for dental use.
Aim: To study the benefits of the use of Cran Naturelle cranberry powder as a supplement for dental care
Study: Various studies in the past have demonstrated the benefits of cranberry powder for dental care. High high-molecular-weight polyphenols isolated from cranberries have shown promise with regard to dental caries and periodontal disease. These potential anticaries agents inhibit the production of organic acids and the formation of biofilms by cariogenic bacteria. In addition, cranberry polyphenols may reduce the inflammatory response, as well as the production and activity of proteolytic enzymes contributing to the destruction of the extracellular matrix in periodontal disease (Bonifait and Grenier 2010). Based on the expertise of Dr. Hilary Rodrigues, the effect of Cran Naturelle cranberry powder on periodontal disease was studied. A patient database of 33 individuals, both male and female of ages ranging from 33 to 80 years was established. The patients were given a 300 gm bottle of cranberry powder. The patients were asked to dip the toothbrush with the paste on it in the Cran Naturelle cranberry powder before brushing the teeth. This treatment was performed for two to three months. Gum conditions of the patient before and after the treatment were recorded.
This is a preliminary short study that will be the test to see if a further more detailed study should be done, ie measured pocket depths and possibly pictures.
|Pre treatment||Post treatment||Pre treatment||Post treatment|
|47||F||Perio condition very poor||80% better||Gums bleeding and posterior pockets||No Bleeding gums|
|53||F||Gums poor||100% better||Bleeding||No bleeding|
|Excessive bleeding||Gums improved, no bleeding|
|53||M||80% better||Excessive bleeding||No bleeding|
|60||M||100% better||Poor gum condition||High improvement|
|43||F||100% better||No Bleeding|
|69||M||Very poor||80% better||Bleeding||60% improvement|
|59||F||80% better||Generalised bleeding and pockets||Gums in good shape|
|59||M||Moderate||80% better||Bleeding and pocketing||Gums in great shape|
|35||F||Poor||80% better||Pocketing||Gums in great shape|
|35||M||Moderate||80% better||Bleeding and pockets||Gums improved|
|40||F||Moderate||100% better||Pockets||Gums improved|
|34||M||Poor||60% better||Red and swollen||Improvement|
|34||F||Moderate||80% better||Slight bleeding||No bleeding|
|29||F||Moderate||70% better||Red and swollen, pockets||Much improvement, little bleeding|
|43||M||Moderate||80% better||Deep pockets and swollen gums||Perfect gums|
|59||M||Poor||80% better||Swollen and pockets||Much improvement, little bleeding|
|58||M||Poor||50% better||Bleeding||Little improvement|
|80||F||Poor||80% better||Poor gums|
|33||F||Moderate||100% better||Poor gums, pocketing||Great gums|
|50||M||Poor||50% better||Bleeding and pocketing||Moderate improvement|
|51||F||Poor||80% better||Mild bleeding||Improvement|
|53||F||Moderate||80% better||Generalised pocketing||Improvement|
|55||F||Poor||80% better||Poor gums||Good progress|
|78||F||Poor||Improvement||Generalised pocketing||Good progress|
|60||F||Poor||100% better||Few pockets||Gums perfect|
|68||F||Poor||Improvement||Generalised 4mm pockets||Gums improvement|
|M||Poor||50% better||Poor gums||Improvement|
|M||Moderate||80% better||Generalised pockets||improvement|
The grades of improvement are subjective.
Gums were rated not by pocket depth but by health of the gums. Bleeding gums and plaque were absent in just about all patients who participated. Every person who participated advised me that the whole mouth felt better and that they were feeling that the powder was a great help to them.
A further more structured study will be needed but it is my opinion that the powder will help all who use it and it should be used generally by all for better oral health.
This very short test confirms the efficacy of Cran Naturelle Cranberry powder in assisting in oral health.
Bonifait L., Grenier D. Cranberry Polyphenols: Potential Benefits for Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease. J Can Dent Assoc 2010;76:a130