PORTLAND, Ore. -- Most of us have a fear of the dentist, especially that dreaded drill.
But who doesn't like a good piece of candy?
Now Sam Dyer with Loloz says you can have a tasty treat and fight cavities at the same time.
"I think this is absolutely a game changer," Dyer said.
It's the brainchild of a doctor out of UCLA who studied about 2,000 ancient herbs and remedies to see if they had any real medical benefits.
Dyer says that doctor discovered licorice root has amazing abilities to kill harmful mouth bacteria, and figured out a way to harness it.
So Dyer's company bought the formula from that doctor and started making lozenges and lollipops.
"This really is the world's first anti-bacterial, anti-microbial candy," Dyer said.
Dyer knew he was on to something when his own son got a few cavities after a trip to the dentist. He gave him some Loloz and says the results were impressive.
"We brought them back to the dentist later (and) he said, 'You must be doing everything I told you to do,'" Dyer said.
Users must take at least two candies per day for 10 days, after which Dyer says they'll be better protected from tooth decay for up to six months.