Candy That is Good for Your Teeth
As we know, candy that contains sugar is very bad for teeth. It promotes the bacteria that attack teeth. But one recent study indicates that there is a “candy” that is actually good for your teeth – licorice!
“Licorice has a possible benefit “for promoting oral health with licorice extracts,” Shi told Reuters. Still he warned that more research is needed before anyone should take up chewing licorice as a way to prevent cavities.
But just because we should wait, it doesn’t mean Shi has to. He and his team are currently developing sugar-free lollipops that contain the active component in licorice which could be used to promote oral health in kids and seniors. Preventing cavities never tasted so sweet!
The study findings were published in the Journal of Natural Products.”