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Lollipop, Lollipop: Try A Simple & Tooth-Friendly Sucker

by Wyatt Morgan

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:

  • 1 banana (slightly darkened peel for a sweeter taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries without the crown
  • Lollipop sticks

To make your lollipops, just follow the steps below:

  1. Preheat your oven to the lowest degree possible. That is usually around 170 degrees.
  2. Puree the banana, strawberries and honey together. 
  3. Place the ingredients in a plastic bag, and puncture a small hole at the bottom corner of the bag to make your own piping bag.
  4. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet. And use your piping bag to make lollipop-like circles over the parchment paper. 
  5. Put your lollipop sticks right in the middle of each circle that you make. 
  6. Place the pan in the oven. But leave the oven door slightly open. The reason is that you will be dehydrating your lollipops to preserve the nutrients.
  7. Keep checking until the lollipop texture appears leather and is pliable. This process may take around 1 to 3 hours. 

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.