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Sweet Rewards: Lollipops and Gum…Good for Teeth?

Dr. John's Candies, Herbal Lollipops

It’s possible – lollipops may be good for teeth. Sixty-six preschool students ages 2 to 5 sucked on lollipops twice a day for three weeks to show it’s so. A recent pilot study was funded by the Research and Data Institute of affiliate Delta Dental companies, and the lollipops were not your everyday lollipops. They were sugar-free and contained licorice root extract. The study’s findings, published by the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, showed that licorice root extract might be an ingredient to help reduce cavity-causing bacteria. (more…)

November 18, 2011 at 4:54 am 4 comments


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