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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Chocolates are healthy for your teeth. It can stop tooth decay.

Studies have found that chocolates are less likely to cause dental decay than other sweet foods. In fact it helps in fighting tooth decay. Scientists believe that one day some of its components will be added to toothpaste or mouthwash. Contrary to its popular belief that it can fight against tooth decay, there have been studies that show that chocolates can prevent cancer and heart diseases. They discovered that the cocoa bean husk – the outer part of the bean which usually goes to waste in chocolate production – has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and can fight effectively against dental plaque and other damaging agents. Foods that contain fermentable carbohydrates (FCs) are the nasty cavity-causing culprit! Although FCs are found in chocolate, the cocoa butter in chocolate coats the teeth, making it less likely to cause tooth decay. Chocolate may be high in sugar, but it melts quickly in your mouth, leaving little time for bacteria to attack your teeth and cause cavities. Plus, if you brush regularly, you won’t have a problem!


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