Friday, August 17, 2007

Chocolate better than flouride for healthy teeth

Is nothing impossible for chocolate?

"New research suggests an extract of cocoa powder that occurs naturally in chocolates, teas, and other products might be an effective natural alternative to fluoride in toothpaste, according to Tulane University doctoral candidate Arman Sadeghpour.

Sadeghpour said his research revealed that the cocoa extract was even more effective than fluoride in fighting cavities, according to a news release from the university.

Here's the link to the article.


ukrainiac said...

Apparently chocolate is a cure-all! Good for the teeth! Good for the heart! Good for the spirit!

Bring it on!

(Not so good for the waistline...)

funke said...

Anyone want to invest in chocolate-flavored toothpaste?