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Lollipops Are Bad For Your Teeth

Today is National Lollipops Day. Lollipops are mostly sugar, and sugar isn’t good for you. It feeds bacteria that rot your teeth and spikes your blood sugar. Lollipops can poorly affect your oral health because they are worse than other sugary treats. That’s because other sugary snacks are eaten. Lollipops are held in your mouth for a while; as you suck on them, they dissolve by your saliva.

When you suck on a lollipop, the bacteria in your mouth that feeds on sugars are stimulated much longer than it would be by a piece of cake. The bacteria then feed on excess sugars for about twenty minutes afterward; the lollipop is gone. These bacteria excrete acids, lowering the pH of your mouth and wearing away at the enamel of your teeth. Eat enough lollipops, and you’ll significantly increase your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

Try to minimize eating lollipops and brush your teeth after having them to help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

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