Does too much chocolate lead to tooth decay and how to manage it?

Does too much chocolate lead to tooth decay and how to manage it?

Ans. Milk chocolates are high in sugar and when eaten in too much quantity, it increases the length of exposure of the tooth to the acid. Acid is produce by sugar and bacteria present in mouth. It may lead to decay. Dark chocolates are rich in polyphenols. It is a natural chemical, which can help fight the overgrowth of bacteria and effective against the cavity and plaque formation but it should also be eaten in moderate quantities only

  • For prevent the teeth from decay, oral hygiene is the key.
  • Reduce the frequency of sugar consumption and eat the well-balanced diet.
  • Brush your teeth after eating chocolate or sweets or desserts
  • Drink adequate amount of water
  • Schedule for regular dental cleaning and scaling
  • Use fluoride toothpaste to preserve the teeth.

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