“Lollipops will rot your teeth!”
7-year Alina Morse, a sucker for suckers, was fed up of hearing this warning and so did something about it. She mobilized her whole family into helping her create Zollipops, a sugar-free, plant-based lollipop. She’s now a 12-years old multimillionaire and the tooth-friendly fruits of her labor are sold online on Amazon and in more than 7,500 stores. Zollipops combines natural sweeteners like xylitol and erythritol, which studies have shown reduce plaque and oral bacteria.
As per custom, “Trick or Treaters” will be collecting as much candy as they can get their hands on this Halloween. Do your kids a favor and fill “Trick or Treat” bags with candy like Zollipops this holiday. And truth be told, you’ll be doing yourself a favor too! According to Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey, 80 percent of parents admit to stealing their kids candy. (C’mon admit it!)
How do candies like Zollipops, which contain xylitol and erythritol, help protect your dental health?
Gum and candy with xylitol may actually protect teeth by reducing the acids produced by bacteria. They also increase saliva, which helps rinse away excess sugars and acids. A variety of fruits and vegetables naturally contain xylitol, including plums, strawberries and cauliflower. Even the human body produces a small amount.
Oral health studies revealed that erythritol reduces plaque weight, plaque acids, and counts of mutans streptococci in saliva, which results in fewer cavities. Hurray!
Halloween Candy Guidelines
Let’s face it. It’s inevitable that some sugared candy will be consumed this Halloween, so here are some guidelines to help minimize damage to your children’s choppers:
- – Avoid the chewy candy and opt for sweets that melt and disappear quickly. The longer they’re jammed into the teeth, the longer the bacteria will linger.
- – Instead of letting your kids eat candy throughout the day, give them small portions at limited times as a special snack or dessert.
- – It’s extremely important that kids brush their teeth or at least rinse with water after eating sweets.
Gallery57Dental wishes you and your family a healthy, spooktacularly awesome Halloween!