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Dark Chocolate Shows Your Love… for Your Teeth!

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A Tooth-Friendly Treat for Valentine’s Day, National Chocolate Lovers Month, and Beyond!

You may have bitten into your Valentine’s Day chocolates with a twinge of guilt, but we have good news. If you chose your chocolate carefully, you may have done yourself a favor — relatively speaking at least. There’s a lot to love about dark chocolate!

Since February is National Chocolate Lovers Month, we thought now would be the perfect time for us to give you some tasty reasons to choose more cocoa-rich chocolate when you have a sweet tooth at any time of year.

Making the Case for Dark Chocolate

Let’s be clear about one thing: we’re not suggesting that ANY candy is better for you than healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, milk, and protein. But in the candy category, dark chocolate is a superstar. There are several reasons:

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Dark chocolate comprised of 50–90% cocoa also contains anti-oxidants, which are linked to heart health and reduced risk of cancer.
  1. Anti-Carcinogens: Studies have shown that cocoa, derived from the cacao plant and the primary ingredient in dark chocolate, contains certain chemicals that demonstrate anti-carcinogenic and antibacterial action. That means it could actually help fight cavities at some level. That’s just a bonus — never stop brushing and flossing!
  2. Anti-Oxidants: Dark chocolate comprised of 50–90% cocoa also contains anti-oxidants, which are linked to heart health and reduced risk of cancer. We know that your overall health and your dental health are deeply intertwined, so we’re fans of the anti-oxidants in dark chocolate and other “superfoods.”
  3. Pro-Endorphins: Many studies have linked small amounts of dark chocolate with a big boost of happiness. We’re not going to argue with that. Happiness is as good for dental health as it is overall. We’re for things that help reduce stress and keep you smiling!
  4. Safer for Biting: This might seem really basic, but that’s true about most components of oral health. Of all the candies you can choose, dark chocolate is one of the best options for your teeth, because it’s not sticky, and it’s generally not hard enough to crack a tooth. Every decision matters when it comes to taking care of your teeth!

Cherish Those Chocolatey Treats

We hope you received or chose a beautiful box of lovely dark chocolates to savor this year rather than the cute-but-brittle sweetheart message candies! If you’re still shopping for your National Chocolate Lovers Month favorites, look for a minimum of 50% cacao to make the most of your craving.

And of course, stick to your routine and come on in to see us for your semi-annual cleaning!

To schedule your visit now, complete our contact form, or call our office at 815-886-0875.

 

Testimonials

 

Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.