Oral-Enhancing Treat: Chocolate & Strawberry Bites

Yes, most desserts can feed cavity-causing bacteria, which can lead to dental ailments like cavities and gingivitis. So, as your dentist has suggested, you have stayed away from sweets. But, rejoice, because you can have a treat with powerful bacteria-killing ingredients.

Bacteria-Killing Ingredients In Your Dessert Bites

Adding the following ingredients to your diet should help keep your teeth safer from bacterial attacks:

1. Raw Chocolate

Raw chocolate is usually sold in health food stores or online. The reason that raw chocolate is not widely available is because of its bitter taste. The bitter taste comes from the husk of the cacao bean. This husk is incredibly important to your oral health because it contains high amounts of CBH. CBH is an active ingredient that inhibits bacterial reproduction, which should protect you against several dental ailments like cavities.

2. Raw Honey

Raw honey is also available in health food stores, online, or at local farmer's markets. The difference between commercially-sold honey and raw honey is subtle. Some people feel a tingling sensation whenever consuming raw honey that is absent with commercially-sold honey. The importance of raw honey is in its natural composition. For one, honey contains enzymes that disrupt bacterial reproductive abilities.

Raw honey is also highly osmotic, which means the oral microbes in your mouth will dehydrate to death when exposed to honey.

3. Strawberries

What makes strawberries a good addition to your diet is their malic acid content. Malic acid is naturally astringent, which should help break down bacterial biofilm. Bacterial biofilm can lead to oral ailments, like plaque, tartar, and gingivitis. Not to mention that it should help keep your teeth brighter.

Malic acid also helps stimulate your salivary glands. And your saliva is your own natural defense against bacterial attacks. Saliva contains enzymes that helps kill off bacteria and minerals to strengthen your enamel. And a strong enamel is ready to fend off bacterial attacks better.

These ingredients should help you and your dentist keep oral microbes at bay.

Recipe For Your Chocolate and Strawberry Bites

You'll need the following:

  • 120 mL of melted coconut butter
  • 45 mL of raw cacao powder
  • 2 mashed and crownless strawberries
  • 15 mL of raw honey
  • Pure maple syrup

Steps:

  1. Mix all the ingredients--except the maple syrup--in a bowl, and blend well.
  2. Take a clean ice cube tray, and pour a little of the maple syrup into 6 cubes (more if you decide to make your dessert bite smaller).
  3. Spoon the mixture in your 6 cubes, and pat them down.
  4. Freeze for 4 to 5 hours. Remove from the freezer, and let it thaw for 15 minutes before serving.

For more information about oral care, contact teeth whitening at Appleway Dental Clinic or a similar location.

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