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Why Chocolate’s Not the Culprit We Thought it Was

excited woman eating chocolateDo you worry about gaining weight, developing acne, or rotting your teeth every time you bite into a delicious bar of chocolate? Myths abound about the long-loved treat, most of which paint the picture that chocolate is too good to be anything but bad for your oral and overall health. The truth, however, is that plenty of research has shown chocolate might prove more beneficial to your teeth, and your health, than at first believed—good news to those who have trouble putting chocolate down.

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Des Moines IA Children’s Dentist: Tooth Decay Is Serious

colorful toothbrushes 2Would you consider tooth decay a serious matter if the tooth in question was a baby tooth?  Primary teeth, after all, are destined to fall out. So what does it matter if one of these teeth sustains tooth decay or develops a cavity? As it turns out, it matters quite a lot. To learn why, read below as your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, explains just how serious tooth decay is even when baby teeth are involved.

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MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
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Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
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