Cavity Fighting Candy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/06

Cavity Fighting Candy

Did you know there are some spooky sweets on a list of treats that will actually fight cavities?

"Chocolate among those, cheese, some sugar, alcohol, xylitol in chewing gum," said William Vann.

About the chocolate, dental researchers at Osaka University in Japan say the cocoa bean, the main ingredient in chocolate, includes some compounds that actually ward off cavity causing bacteria and tooth decay.

Of course, kids aren't bringing home cocoa beans tonight. Chocolate as we know it is still candy so moderation is key.

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