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Reaction Experiment - Fighting Plaque

 
Spotting Plaque
Materials you will need:

• A cup
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Running water
• Disclosing tablets

This is a fascinating experiment for clean teeth!

girl brushing teeth
 
How well do you think you brush your teeth?  Do this experiment below and you will be amazed at your results!!!
Steps

1.  Before you brush your teeth, bit one of the disclosing tablets between your teeth.

2.  Spread the liquid from the tablet with your tongue all around your mouth so that it covers and reaches your all your teeth and gums.

3.  Do not swallow the tablet or liquid that it releases.

4. Rinse out your mouth once or twice with fresh water

5. The disclosing tablet will stain all the areas where decay can occur with a bright red color. (These are the areas where there is plaque build up)

6.  Brush your teeth with toothpaste until all the red stains have disappeared. 

You may choose to do this experiment on a Friday so that you have the weekend to brush away all the red stained areas.. 

School Teachers - Try doing this experiment in your classroom and enjoy watching the childrens reactions to this fun experiment.

Do this experiment as a project - Create a chart to monitor how long it takes you to become an expert at brushing your teeth.

Start the chart and your first disclosing tablet on a Friday and record your results, then do the same for the next three Fridays to monitor how effective you are getting at cleaning your trouble areas. 

After doing this project for a month, continue using the disclosing tablets once a month to keep on top of your cleaning techniques and to see if you are slipping at keeping up the good work..

Fact - Plaque is an invisible film of bacteria and sugars on the surface of your teeth producing acid which causes tooth decay.

 
 
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