ALUX DENTAL recommends chocolate for healthy teeth (No really)
A dental clinic celebrating World Chocolate day was unheard of until now. Since time immemorial parents across the world have been wrongly accusing chocolates as culprits causing tooth decay. I wont deny that candies are a dentists worst nightmare.
Chocolates on the other hand are a whole different story. What is the difference between the two? you might ask. Chocolates contain milk solids along with cocoa bean extracts that dissolve in your mouth and easily melt away while candies are a sinful, unholy mix of sugars and syrups that are sure to leave behind a residue on the enamel surfaces of your teeth. Given enough time these sugary compounds can wreak havoc in your mouth leaving you with rampant caries in certain scenarios.
WHY WE ENDORSE CHOCOLATES AT ALUX DENTAL
Chocolate is good for your health (Including teeth, no less). It may sound like an oxymoron but plain milk chocolate, devoid of hard, sticky, obstinate additives like caramels, nougat and toffees is guiltless.
Dark chocolate, as recent studies indicate is rich in antioxidants.
- The flavonoids found in chocolate stimulate the lining of arteries which lowers blood pressure by reducing the resistance of blood flow in individuals
- Cocoa raises the HDL (Good cholesterol) levels and reduces the oxidation of LDL.
- The blood flow to your skin is increased improving density and hydration and therefore protecting the skin from sun burns
- Chocolate has also been known to improve cognitive brain function by improving blood flow to the brain.
All of these benefits aside, chocolate can directly improve your oral health by reducing inflammation in the body and helping prevent periodontal disease (Gum disease) owing to its antioxidant nature.
The anti bacterial effect of cocoa bean husks has also been known to prevent plaque formation. Dark chocolate is rich in a compound called CBH extract (cocoa bean husk) that is more effective than fluoride in mineralising enamel and may soon be approved for use in toothpastes and mouthwashes.
CAN YOU USE THIS ARTICLE AS AN EXCUSE LIVE OFF OF CHOCOLATE?
Although the food of Gods provides numerous health benefits, chocolate still contains a significant portion of sugar and fat that cannot be ignored and hence needs to be consumed in moderation.
The recommended intake for an adult is 1 ounce per day
“And always remember, when it comes to chocolate, the darker the better“
The health benefits of chocolates are solely dependent on the cocoa content of the confectionary and are diluted as the sugar and milk solid ratios go up.
We at ALUX DENTAL assuredly indulge our clients with the finest chocolates. You cant buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate which is pretty much the same thing. So go right ahead, and pamper yourself because whats life without a little sweetness? Just don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day and floss after!!