Will teeth get spoiled if we eat a lot of Chocolates?

India
May 6, 2009 12:39pm CST
When i was a kid my Mom never allowed me to eat a lot of chocolates saying that my teeth will get spoiled . Is it really true and mostly which chocolates to avoid to keep teeth healthy
6 responses
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
11 May 09
Hmmm...from what I understand it is not the chocolate that causes the teeth to get cavities but the chunks or tiny pieces left at the teeth, which causes it to become a bacteria that chews away the teeth's protection. It is much better if we brush our teeth to remove the tiny pieces left in between out teeth so that the bacteria cannot proceed. It is okay to eat chocolates as soon as you brush your teeth afterwards ;)
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
7 May 09
Don't take this as an invitation to eat a dozen Zagnut bars in one sitting, but there are worse foods than candy to cause tooth decay. If you're the kind who never brushes your teeth, then you'd be better off avoiding potato chips and raisins. The reason is that sugar doesn't rot your teeth. Surprised to hear that? Tooth decay is caused by acid-producing bacteria in your mouth that feast on carbohydrates, be it sugar from candy or starch from wholesome foods such as bread. Potato chips and raisins cling to your teeth, giving the bacteria something to savor. But a simple chocolate bar can get washed away by your own saliva.
• United States
6 May 09
It never stopped me. LOL! As long as you floss and brush regularly you'll be ok. I heard that dark chocolate is good for you, I myself like dark the best.
• United States
6 May 09
If your mom meant rotted your teeth when she said spoiled, then I would say she was telling the truth but I don't think that is what she was talking about. I have never heard of any type of chocolate being good for your teeth but then again I am not a dentist so I could be wrong. I am always telling my kids not to eat too much candy because I have always been told and feel that isn't good for your teeth. Do you have any teeth issues from eating a lot of chocolate when you were a kid?
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
6 May 09
When you are a young child and not good at brushing your teeth, then they any sweets would be bad for you, but as an adult NO, not as long as you brush you teeth at least daily but should brush at least twice a day, and floss. I think your mom told you this so there would be no argueing over it.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
You might get cavities, so I say brush your teeth really well after eating chocolates! But don't let that stop you from eating chocolates! Did you know that chocolate is actually good for you? Dark chocolate contains a similar chemical as the one that your brain releases when you are happy. That is the reason when women get their periods they crave chocolate so much. Hope I helped!