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Why Do Teeth Hurt?

By: Tia Ghose, That gnawing, throbbing pain, the sharp jolt from a cup of hot coffee — almost everyone alive today has experienced the intense pain of a toothache. But why exactly do we get toothaches? In short, it is because, unlike hair or nails, teeth are made up of living tissue, said Christine Wall, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University who studies the evolution of teeth. Pain is the brain’s way of knowing something has gone wrong in the tissue, she said. “Under the cap of enamel, there are two other layers that are living,” Wall told Live Science. Those living tissues are threaded with nerves that send signals to the brain, when encountering hot and cold foods,…


6 Benefits of Cranberries to Health: Teeth Protection, Cancer Buster and More

By: At only 46 calories with 12 grams of carb and 2 grams of sugar a cup, the phytonutrient-rich cranberries have so much to offer to human health and well-being. To make the most of this wonder berry, consumption of fresh cranberries is best. Anti-Inflammatary As an anti-inflammatory agent, cranberries may help in easing rheumatoid arthritis and problems in the digestive and cardiovascular systems. It also protects the vessel walls. Anti-UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) Cranberries are a well-known remedy for UTI. Because of their rich content of the antioxidant proanthocyanidins, cranberries prevent UTI-causing bacteria from lodging into the urinary tract walls. Anti-Ulcer Stomach-ulcer causing Helicobacter pylori may be prevented from lodging into the stomach lining by consumption of cranberries…