According to recent discoveries in dental medicine coming from Japan, chocolate is actually composed of teeth-friendly ingredients. The scientists have found that the moderate daily consumption of dark chocolate can prevent the slow decay of the teeth.
The tooth decay happens when the bacteria from the food that we eat is stuck in our teeth. After that it turns into acid that damages the top layer of the teeth before turning into a dental cavity. Only fluoride can fight effectively against dental plaque and decay. Here is where the discoveries in chocolate consumption begin to play an important role.
The researchers have proven that the ingredients in chocolate may be a far more effective solution to stopping the decay than fluoride. The particular compound called CBH, contained in the cocoa bean, is responsible for this positive cavity preventing effect of chocolate. Supposedly, one day this specific compound will be used in modern day mouthwashes and toothpaste.