Chocolate

Brush Your Teeth With Chocolate!

Okay, I know this is not dentist-approved, but let’s think about it a while. Has anyone out there ever tested it?

Thought not.

Well, I have. If I’ve just eaten, or if my mouth is less than satisfactory to me in any way, I love using chocolate for an emergency remedy. My teeth will feel cleaner, my breath will be far better than garlic, and I won’t get such a slump after eating.

Also, it is more pure, FAR less doctored with chemicals than most chewing gum.

Now, I don’t mean all the cruddy little desserts that claim to have a bit of chocolate in them. Most confections are pure sugar, another thing altogether from pure chocolate! I’ve been brought up in the United States, where it is possible actually to grow weary of sugar.

Chocolate is not sweet. You can find chocolate that has very few grams of sugar in it, like those pictured above. Mostly it is out of kid reach in the stores — it is adult chocolate, after all. To apply it, just break off or open one square, usually about 10 grams.  Chew it. Enjoy it to its fullest.

Most serious chocolate has lecithin and cocoa butter, which make the teeth slick. Germs do not cling for quite a while. Also, chocolate, itself, contains the following wonderful benefits: caffeine (which helps you be lively), theobromine (which lowers blood pressure, lessens edema, lowers rate of birth defects, and is patented for research in cancer prevention), and quite a few antioxidants. The germs don’t stand a chance.

The trick is in stopping at just one piece.

It’s worth a try, I say.

But use regular toothpaste, etc., just before bed, if at all possible.

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27 thoughts on “Brush Your Teeth With Chocolate!

  1. Karen says:

    Wow you are my kind of gal. Chocolate is like eating Lays potato chips. It is really hard to eat just one. Thanks for the tip.

    Karen

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Oh, I don’t think I could do UNsweetened, either! This is about the type we are supposed to eat, not the type we bake with. It is only slightly sweetened, maybe a scant teaspoon of sugar in one square, and plenty of actual chocolate, with very little milk to dilute it. Oh well. So sorry for you! 😉

      • Babs says:

        When I lived in Germany, ’70-’73, I learned from a German friend that Germans and most Europeans love the darkest, least sugar-laden choc. The milk choc is produced for the American market!!! The Germans also like to nibble the dark choc with their coffee.

        • katharinetrauger says:

          Hey, Babs!
          Welcome to Home’s Cool! And thanks for this bit of info! My being more than half German may explain a lot of things! Funny that both coffee and chocolate are not native to Germany. 🙂

  2. Rushd Lady says:

    Hey, I could get into eating chocolate — like the dark chocolate almonds I ate tonight out of hubby’s stash. Of course, I didn’t eat just one. They were too yummy! =0)

    • katharinetrauger says:

      If it’s really dark chocolate (as in, not much sugar in it) then it is good for you! 🙂 And almonds are, too! You just might have trouble sleeping if you have them too late at night!. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by! Haven’t seen you here in a long time

  3. Deborah says:

    Stop at one piece?? Surely you’re joking! hahaha Don’t think I’ve ever done that…novel idea though. Having just come from the dentist and still feeling like my brain is frozen, I could use some chocolate right about now!

    • Home's Cool! says:

      Ha! Deborah! You’re funny! WELCOME to Home’s Cool!
      I have to stop, because of the sugar. But anyone can have a tiny bit. So I do. Especially right after a meal, it’s diluted, not jumping into your blood all at once. Or so they say. And since I just finished lunch, I’m getting a huge urge… 🙂
      Thanks for your fun comments, here, and please visit again!

  4. Michelle says:

    I can honestly say I’ve never thought about brushing my teeth with chocolate. I do get the lower carb chocolate often because I try to follow Trim Healthy Mama, so I’ll have to try it and see what I think. Thanks for the tip!

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