Chocolate and teeth
mai 22, 2018
Specialists say that chocolate doesn’t cause tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by other factors, mainly microorganisms that transform sugars into acids. These acids affect the tooth enamel. The quality of the tooth enamel, the specific composition of the saliva and levels of immunity are decided solely by human heredity.
Another factor is the length of time that carbohydrates are in contact with the teeth (chocolate leaves the mouth quicker than bread or dry raisins). Cocoa contains 3 sorts of substances with a strong anticariogenic effect: polyhydroxyfenol, which prevents the development of microbes; fluoride, which helps to increase the enamel's resistance and phosphates, which helps to remove acids. The best way to protect your teeth is to practice good mouth and tooth hygiene.