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3 Smile-Safe Suckers

January 23, 2019

We hate to tell our teeth this, but we love lollipops! In 1908, these sweet suckers were actually invented close to home—New Haven, Connecticut.

Lollipops have come a long way since the 19th century. Fortunately for your teeth, today’s pops come in healthier versions, like sugar-free and organic. Take your lollies to the next level with these 3 tooth-friendly options:


These candies claim to fight cavities with licorice root, an ingredient that helps fight tooth decay. At the very least, they satisfy your sweet tooth sans sugar.


Any sugarless sucker gets your smile’s seal of approval. These lollies stimulate saliva flow, helping wash away bacteria. You can find these pops at most grocery stores. Resist the urge to crunch your candy—you wouldn’t want to chip a tooth!


Developed by a dentist, these pops contain xylitol, a natural sweetener that may help prevent decay-forming bacteria from doing damage.

Which sucker is your smile most excited to try?