Does chocolate cause cavities?

Chocolate also has not been shown to cause cavities. The cocoa in chocolate may even help protect teeth by preventing plaques from forming. Tooth decay is affected by how often you eat starchy or sweet foods and how long those foods stay in your mouth. You are less likely to get cavities if you eat cavity-causing foods less frequently throughout the day.
Brush your teeth thoroughly, rinse with water, or chew sugarless gum after eating sugary or starchy foods that could stick to your teeth. Visit the dentist regularly.

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