Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chocolate Toothpaste is Better for Your Teeth Than Fluoride.




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Chocolate Toothpaste is Better for Your Teeth Than Fluoride. Here is How to Make it!

JAN 5, 2015

by PAUL FASSA

Attention chocolate lovers, life just got better – a whole lot better. Researchers at Tulane University discovered that cocoa powder contains a powerful extract that’s an effective cavity fighter. The study findings were presented at the American Dental Association (ADA) 2013 Annual Session which did a side-by-side comparison of fluoride toothpaste against a new cacao containing toothpaste with a naturally-occurring cacao extract theobromine.

Theobromine, is a bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant. It’s found in chocolate, in tea plants (leaves), and in the kola (or cola) nut as well as in a number of other foods. Surprisingly the compound contains no bromine despite its name. The derivation of the word theobromine is from “Theobroma, the name of the genus of the cacao tree, (which itself is made up of the Greek roots theo (“God”) and broma (“food”), meaning “food of the gods”).”[1]

The researchers discovered that when cocoa powder was applied to the enamel surface of teeth they actually remineralized or repaired. According to Dr. Mercola, “… the results showed that patients who brushed their teeth with the cacao-extract toothpaste twice a day for one week had “100 percent dental occlusion” with their tooth dentin becoming re-mineralized or repaired.” Researchers noted that theobromine made teeth less susceptible to acid erosion from bacteria, which could be a precursor to cavities.

The study concluded: “The comparison to toothpastes containing fluoride – one as much as 5,000 ppm [parts per million] – validates what our research has shown all along: that Rennou [the cocoa extract] … is more effective and safer than fluoride, which can be toxic if ingested.” Previous research had also found that theobromine is more effective than fluoride against cavities.



It’s True Chocolate is Actually Good for Your Teeth

Way back in 2000 the Naked Scientists News published this:

Good news for women, and other chocolate addicts, chocolate is good for your teeth, a new study has shown. Japanese researchers have found that parts of the cocoa bean used to make chocolate, can thwart mouth bacteria and stop dental decay. Tooth decay starts when Streptococcus mutans bacteria produce a sticky substance called glucan which helps the bacteria anchor themselves to teeth, forming plaque. Bacteria in plaque convert sugars to acids, which eat away the tooth’s surface and lead to cavities.
Scientists have found that cocoa bean husk (CBH) – the outer part of the bean – is a potent source of antibacterial agents. Unfortunately, CBH is the part of the cocoa bean that tends to go to waste during chocolate production – but plans are afoot to use CBH extracts in mouthwash and toothpaste’s. Personally, I’d rather have the chocolate! [3]


How to make your own chocolate toothpaste

Ingredients

2 tablespoons baking soda
4 tablespoons coconut oil
6 drops clove essential oil (where to find)
2 teaspoons organic raw cacao (preferred) or cocoa powder

Directions

Combine all ingredients and mix until you have the consistency you want. Scoop the paste onto brush. Store the paste in a container with a lid as baking soda can absorb smells. You can also make it squeezable by putting it into an empty toothpaste tube.

Source: livingtraditionally.com

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