Your dentist has probably told you that your child should stay away from candy like lollipops. But it can be hard to tell your child no, especially since candy can be so delicious. The following lollipop recipe is an occasional treat that you can make for your child that is delicious and tooth-friendly.
The Secrets Behind The Lollipop
The tooth-friendly attributes that this lollipop recipe holds can be found in its ingredients. One of the ingredients that you will be using is raw honey. The reason that raw honey is an important addition to your child's diet, and this recipe, is its antibacterial properties. The antibacterial properties come from its supersaturated sugar content, which makes honey very osmotic. In essence, the supersaturated sugar content will dehydrate and kill oral pathogens in your child's mouth.
But honey does not stop there because it also contains enzymes that stunt the growth of bacteria as well. You will prevent dental ailments, such as bad breath and cavities with just this ingredient alone. Be sure to use raw honey either from your local health food store or local honey-producing farm, as they will contain the most potent tooth-friendly properties.
Keep in mind that children under the age of one should not consume honey, raw or otherwise.
The other ingredient that you should pay attention to is strawberries. Strawberries contain traces of malic acid, which is a natural tooth-buffer. Malic acid will help deteriorate the biofilm that stains and bacteria use to cling to your child's teeth. That means that your child's teeth will be noticeably whiter, and you will also fight off plaque-causing bacteria.
Now you just need the recipe. And be sure to talk to your dentist, as he or she will have other helpful suggestions.
The Tooth-Friendly Lollipops
To make your lollipops, you will need the following:
To make your lollipops, just follow the steps below:
As you can see, making tooth-friendly lollipops is simple enough. Be sure to get creative with your recipe, and try other fruits. For more dental health tips, contact a company like Kids First Pediatric Dentistry.Share