Who can refuse or reject chocolate? No one! And certainly, it is both every mother’s worst nightmare and every child’s dream.
One of the main dietary causes of tooth decay is the frequent nibbling of chocolates, especially sticky, sweet, and long-lasting varieties. This increases the time acids come into contact with the tooth’s surface. They contain a lot of sugar and lengthen when consumed between meals when the tooth is exposed to acid. But not all chocolates are like this. It has also been claimed that dark chocolate can help prevent tooth decay, plaque, and cavities! Polyphenols, organic compounds that reduce oral microorganisms, are abundant in dark chocolate.
How can we treat and prevent tooth decay brought on by chocolate?
After a cavity has formed, it can either be treated with a simple filling or, if the tooth’s pulp is affected, with root canal therapy. But, removing plaque and bacteria before the issues can arise is the best and primary defense to help avoid tooth decay. Remove the damaging plaque and germs daily to prevent tooth enamel erosion and cavity formation. To do that, it is necessary to adopt effective tooth brushing and flossing techniques to remove the root of tooth decay and fortify teeth against dental caries.
Reducing the frequent consumption of chocolate, sugar, and fermentable carbs is always the best action. Fresh fruits and vegetables and a well-balanced diet can help curb your cravings for sweets. Cheese, unsweetened coffee, tea, sugar-free gum, and mints containing xylitol are some foods that guard your teeth and stimulate saliva production.
At least twice a day, brush your teeth, and preferably, rinse your mouth out after each chocolate treat. Daily flossing will aid in removing plaque from between the teeth. The best approach to getting fluoride into your teeth daily is to use fluoridated mouthwash and toothpaste. Mouthwashes and rinses with antibacterial ingredients help lessen the oral bacterial load.
Your dentist may apply pit and fissure sealants to block the grooves and pits that chocolate can easily get caught in. Both children and adults can benefit from sealants because they are excellent at preventing dental decay on the biting surfaces of molar and premolar teeth.
Plaque buildup in your oral cavity can be removed by regular clinic visits and routine dental checkups with a professional dental cleaning and scaling. By identifying issues as they arise and treating them quickly, your dentist will help you avoid difficulties.
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