A Surprising Superfood for Your Smile
Delicious and decadent, dark chocolate is not only considered to be an antioxidant-rich superfood, but it also may have some cavity-fighting properties.
While most sweet treats can be tough on the teeth, particularly hard candies, dark chocolate may be helpful when it comes to preventing cavities, plaque and tooth decay.
According to some studies, the compounds in cocoa have antibacterial properties. Dark chocolate also contains theobromine, an alkaloid substance, which has been shown to toughen tooth enamel.
Milk chocolate, on the other hand, is loaded with sugar so if you’re going to indulge, it’s important to choose dark chocolate and in small quantities. It’s always a good idea to brush your teeth after consuming dark chocolate or, at least, rinse your mouth with water.
Visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup is also critical when it comes to keeping your pearly whites gleaming clean!