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Sweet! Licorice Root Extract Helps Zap Cavity-Causing Bacteria

Studies are finding that lollipops containing the extract of licorice root drastically decrease the bacteria that triggers tooth decay, especially in preschool-age children who have a high risk of caries. The orange-flavored, sugarless lollipops containing licorice root extract were developed by Wenyuan Shi, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles and are manufactured by Dr. John’s Candies of Grand Rapids, Mich. Check out:

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