Is Dark Chocolate Good for Your Teeth?

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Of all the candies that exist in the world, there is actually one that is good for your teeth: Dark chocolate. However, always keep in mind that moderation a key since a candy bar a day will certainly NOT keep the doctor away.

So, how is dark chocolate good for your teeth? Well, for starters, dark chocolate will actually help fight tooth decay. Dark chocolate contains cocoa bean which is what contains the “good” stuff—such as tannis, polyphenols, and flavonoids—which are very powerful antioxidants. This means the higher percentage of cocoa, the better it is for your teeth. These ingredients work together to stop bacteria from sticking to your teeth.

If you are trying to protect your bright smile, it is important to always maintain a balanced diet. In addition to this, you should attempt to keep good oral habits like brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Sugar alone will not give you cavities and eating dark chocolate will help fight tooth decay, however, this is not a reason to avoid brushing.

Remember, we are here for you every dental concern. Contact us today if you would like to know more about the impact of dark chocolate on your teeth or to schedule a consultation.

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