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Science Experiment – Proven Benefit of Fluoride

Sugary drinks like soda, powdered drink mixes, and sports drinks may be refreshing, but they can be harsh on the hard-outer shell of your teeth (enamel).  This experiment will show what sugary and acidic drinks can do to your teeth, as well as the protective abilities of the fluoride found in your toothpaste or mouth rinse. You’ll need: 2 fresh eggs (make sure there aren’t any cracks!) 1 can of cola/soda Fluoride mouth rinse (you can find it in the dental aisle) White vinegar 4 small, clear plastic containers or cups (big enough to hold an egg) Instructions: Place the […]

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Six ways to prevent tooth decay in children

Care, don’t share Don’t share utensils with your child or “clean” a pacifier by putting it in your mouth. You can transfer cavity-causing germs to your child. Eat healthy and drink fluoridated water Get fruits and vegetables into your diet. First dental visit no later than age 1 Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear—which is typically around age six months. Seal out decay Ask your dentist about applying dental sealants to chewing surfaces of teeth. Use fluoride toothpaste as soon as teeth come through the gums. Most children age 6 and under […]

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