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Health Benefits of Valentine’s Day Chocolates

ChocolatesWith Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many lucky Valentines can expect to get a box of chocolates, among other things. In fact, lovers spend around $1 billion on chocolate every year on Valentine’s Day!

This may come as a surprise, but most dentists don’t mind that chocolate is the holiday treat of choice. Moderation is obviously key when it comes to anything, but chocolate is much preferred over sticky candies like caramel or hard candies that can crack teeth.

Health Benefits of Chocolate

Below are a few reasons why chocolate won’t harm your teeth as much as other types of candy:

  • Dark chocolate has been proven to boost your heart health
  • Chocolate may actually fight diabetes, though it’s still being studied  
  • Chocolate boosts brain power
  • Chocolate has been linked with a decreased risk of stroke
  • Chocolate melts more quickly that stickier candies, meaning it will spend less time on the teeth

It’s important to remember that chocolate still contains sugar. If you don’t practice good oral hygiene habits, the sugar in chocolate can cause dental cavities and tooth decay. This means you should be brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting SpringRock Dental every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup.

To make sure your teeth are clean, and your breath is fresh before smooching your valentine this year, make an appointment here at SpringRock Dental. Our family dental office is located here in Aurora, Colorado.

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