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According to Tulane University doctoral candidate Arman Sadeghpour, an extract of cocoa powder, a white crystalline powder whose chemical makeup is similar to caffeine, occurs naturally in chocolates, teas, and other products might be an effective natural alternative to fluoride in toothpaste. Sadeghpour's research revealed that the cocoa extract was even more effective than fluoride in fighting cavities.

The extract,helps harden teeth enamel, making users less susceptible to tooth decay.
The extract has been proven effective in the animal model, but it will probably be another two to four years before the product is approved for human use and available for sale, Sadeghpour says.

Sadeghpour’s research group included scientists from Tulane, the University of New Orleans, and Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry. He has already created a prototype of peppermint flavored toothpaste with the cavity-fighting cocoa extract added, and his doctoral thesis research compared the extract side by side to fluoride on the enamel surface of human teeth.


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My name is Anna.
I am a HUGE lover of Chocolate.
I eat it, I research it, and I live by it.

By day I am a dietician, ironically as it may seem.
By night, I am obsessed with the various aspects related to chocolate.

A Day Without Chocolate is like a day without Sunshine.


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