Fight Bacteria & Plaque – Surprising Method | Dr. Ben Wang

Chocolate is not known for its healing ability, because when most people think of chocolate, they think of semi-sweet or milk chocolate. Neither of those are very good for you overall. In this particular case, the chocolate that you want to consider adding into your diet should be dark chocolate. You can enjoy many health benefits by adding a little dark chocolate into your daily diet, but for now, let’s just focus on your mouth.


You know those dentists that swear by fluoride to help you prevent tooth decay? Some studies are showing that they may be touting a new product the next time you go in for your checkup. There are some properties of dark chocolate that have been showing promise in fighting off tooth decay at a higher level than fluoride can.

The compound CBH from within dark chocolate not only helps prevent tooth decay, but it also fights off the buildup of plaque, and it adds a level of bacterial protection to your teeth. The one thing you need to keep in mind, however, is that you must not be eating dark chocolate that is loaded up with sugar. You need to eat regular dark chocolate to get these benefits, so you are likely going to have to look in the baking aisle at the grocery store.

Most people will be glad to hear that chocolate is good for their mouth, until they hear that it is not the sweet type of chocolate that many love to indulge in. Even though it may not be an excuse to go out and buy a handful of chocolate bars, adding chocolate to your diet will do your mouth, and your body as a whole, good.

Please contact us if you have any questions about adding dark chocolate into your diet.

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