Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

How Bad Is Chocolate When It Comes to Dental Health?

Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Many people assume chocolate is a common cause of cavities, but does it also have beneficial properties for oral health?

As young children, it gets drummed in to us that chocolate equals sugar, which leads to cavities and fillings. And while there’s definitely an element of truth to this, eating chocolate doesn’t necessarily equate to a mouth full of cavities and a painful trip to the dentist. Recent studies even show that chocolate is less harmful than many other sweets because the antibacterial agents in cocoa beans lowers its high sugar levels. It all sounds too good to be true, so why not have a look into the science behind it? Although, even with science on our side, moderation is the key to everything. (more…)