Study: “Chocolate-Based” Toothpaste Remineralizes Enamel

Posted on November 12, 2013


NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana— Results from a randomized double-blind clinical trial found that a toothpaste containing a natural chocolate extract was more capable of remineralizing exposed dentin—which could reduce dental hypersensitivity—than fluoride-based toothpastes, including Sensodyne NuPro (GlaxoSmithKline), according to Medscape Medical News.

The study evaluated the enamel-strengthening potential of Theodent (Theodent) toothpaste containing the patented compound Rennou (Theodent). The active ingredient of Rennou is theobromine, a compound that is prominent in chocolate; it also contains calcium and phosphate. Thoedent does not contain fluoride.

"Ironically, there is something in chocolate that can build healthier teeth," said Arman Sadeghpour, PhD, chief executive officer of Theodent, who presented the study results at a press briefing held here during the American Dental Association (ADA) 2013 Annual Session.

To read the full Medscape article, click here.

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