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Chilies and Chocolate to the Rescue

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chocolate-covered chilies could have a great future in dentistry. Both chocolate and chili peppers prompt the release of endorphins, nature’s pain killers and mood boosters. Endorphins have been credited with enhancing our immune system, creating euphoria, removing superoxides that cause disease and ageing, and lowering blood pressure.
When you are stressed and nervous about a dental visit, your blood pressure can go up so that you produce more adrenaline. This can make it harder for anesthetic to work and increase behaviors like teeth grinding and clenching that can damage your oral health. We’d rather see you happy, relaxed…and producing endorphins. You know we’ll do our best to keep you smiling!

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