We are passionate about establishing healthy dental habits so children will be able to keep healthy teeth for life.

HAPPIEST SMILES – DO THE 5!

1. Brush your teeth twice a day

2. Floss your teeth once a day

3. Limit sugary foods and drinks

4. Wear a protective mouthguard in contact sports

5. Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly

Fun Dental Facts and Experiments!

This experiment simulates the protection power of Fluoride.

What you’ll need:
1 bottle of Fluoride rinse solution (available from your dentist, or local pharmacies)
2 eggs
1 bottle of white vinegar
3 containers

What to do:
Pour four inches of Fluoride rinse solution into one of the containers and then place an egg in the solution. Let it sit for five minutes. Remove the egg. Pour four inches of vinegar into each of the remaining two containers. Put the egg that has been treated with the Fluoride into one container of vinegar and the untreated egg in the other container of vinegar.
What will happen:
One egg will start to bubble as the vinegar (an acid) starts to attack the minerals in the egg shell. Which egg do you think will start to bubble?
Note: with any science experiment, it is recommended you have an adult present for supervision.

This Dental Experiment will help your child visualize a cavity with an apple!

What you’ll need:
A firm apple without any bruising or discoloration.
A pencil
Brown Paper bag

Take a firm apple without any bruising or discoloration.
Let your child poke a hole into the side of the apple with a nail.
Put the apple in a brown paper bag, close the bag and leave it alone for three weeks. When it is time, let your child take the apple out of the bag. The apple should look relatively unchanged from when it was put in the bag. Now cut the apple in half through the hole. What does your child see? The apple should have brown discoloration spreading through the inside from the hole. While the hole in the apple didn’t look like much, “decay” was spreading through the inside. Cavities might be small on the outside, but the longer they are left, the more damage they will do inside your teeth.

This Experiment will show how acids attack and soften teeth 

What you’ll need:

2 clean chicken bones (ask your parents to save them for you the next time you have chicken for dinner)
1 container
1 bottle of white vinegar

Set your chicken bones aside to dry for a few days. Place one of the bones in a cup; then pour vinegar in the cup to cover the bone. Place the other bone beside the cup to compare it with the bone in the cup with vinegar at the end of this experiment.  Let the bones sit for few  days, and then compare the two bones. What has happened? (The bone soaked in vinegar will be noticeably softer. Vinegar is an acid. It has eaten away some of the bones’ calcium.) From this activity, you’ll learn that brushing and flossing teeth removes harmful food particles from teeth. And, food left between teeth eventually turns to a type of acid that can decay teeth.

Fun Dental Facts

  • Your tooth enamel is the hardest part of your entire body
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime! That is enough saliva to fill 2 Olympic swimming pools
  • Giraffes only have bottom teeth.
  • An elephants tooth can weigh over 6 pounds and measure one foot across
  • Dogs have 42 teeth, cats have 30 teeth and pigs have 44 teeth
  • Your teeth started to form even before you were born