Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t make it invincible. And did you know eggshells have a similar chemical composition to our tooth enamel? This makes them react with other chemicals in a similar manner as our teeth would react to them. Acid breaks down eggshells just like it does tooth enamel.
This experiment can help you and your kids understand how stained tooth enamel occurs from some of the most common beverages we drink.
The Enamel Egg-Speriment Results
In this egg-speriment, we use eggs and a variety of beverages —both sugary and acidic —to show their oral health impact. The beverages affect the eggshells just like they affect our teeth. Check out how the drinks we consume every day are changing and coloring our tooth enamel!
From coffee and sports drinks to soda and juice, the damage done to our enamel look-alikes will help you never forget to brush your teeth again!
After soaking in various beverages in the refrigerator for 24 hours, the eggshells exposed to sugar were very impacted:
Coffee and Tooth Enamel
Cola and Tooth Enamel
Lemon-Lime Soda and Tooth Enamel
Energy Drink and Tooth Enamel
Sports Drink and Tooth Enamel
Cranberry Juice and Tooth Enamel
Mouthwash and Tooth Enamel
Water and Tooth Enamel
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