Dentist Irmo SC Dr. Gregory Wych is recommending CHOCOLATE to his patients? Yes, you read that correctly. And the news comes just in time for Easter!
Recent studies support the fact that chocolate is actually effective at fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. In fact, according to some, it's better than fluoride.
According to dentist Irmo SC, chocolate doesn’t deserve the bad rap it’s gotten as a cavity-causing food. In fact, it may actually even help in preventing cavities! And compounds in chocolate may be more effective at fighting decay than fluoride.
Mixtures in the cocoa bean husk have an anti-bacterial effect and also fight against plaque, making chocolate less harmful than many other sweet foods your dentist might warn you against.
Your dentist Irmo SC even suggests that eating 3-4 oz. of chocolate a day is a great way to take advantage of the compounds found in the cocoa bean and lower your chance of getting cavities!
However, he’s not suggesting that patients binge on chocolate or stop brushing their teeth or flossing! Keep these facts in mind:
- For the best therapeutic effect, it's best to chew on cacao nibs, which many find to be unpalatable.
- The second best choice is dark chocolate with less than 6-8 grams of sugar per serving. Remember that chocolate is a calorie-rich food, so you’ll need to modify your calorie intake accordingly.
- Raw chocolate is even a better choice, as it is less processed, because more of the antioxidants are left intact.
With the recent findings, it's now truer than ever, that chocolate can be considered to be a super food with over 300 chemical compounds in it, making it one of the most complex foods we know of. Your dentist Irmo SC predicts that many new beneficial compounds in chocolate will surface over time and cement its nutritional star rating.
Break your boundaries and energize your brushing routine with chocolate toothpaste!
It starts with a rich, creamy cocoa flavor that provides your taste buds with an indulgent and decadent experience. We're not talking about a candy bar…we're talking about Crest’s new, chocolate-flavored toothpaste, Mint Chocolate Trek. Look for it at a retailer near you!
Have you scheduled your first appointment for 2014 yet? If not, call your dentist Irmo SC Dr. Gregory Wych today and let’s get you in here for your annual checkup!