Chocolate Fights Tooth Decay?

posted May 20, 02:11 PM by Puffo

Apparently an extract of cocoa powder works better at fighting cavities than fluoride does.

The extract, a white crystalline powder whose chemical makeup is similar to caffeine, helps harden teeth enamel, making users less susceptible to tooth decay. The cocoa extract could offer the first major innovation to commercial toothpaste since manufacturers began adding fluoride to toothpaste in 1914.