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Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3: Children’s Dental Health Month

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Keeping Eggs’ Teeth Healthy


  • Fluoride rinse solution (available from a dentist and sold at some pharmacies)
  • Eggs
  • White vinegar
  • 3 containers


  1. Pour four inches of fluoride into a container and place an egg in it.
  2. Let it sit five minutes and then remove the egg.
  3. Pour four inches of vinegar in each of two other containers.
  4. Place the fluoride-treated egg in one container and a non-treated egg in the other.
  5. What happens to the two different eggs?
  6. Why do you think dentists recommend brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste?
Source(s):, adapted for the Toolbox Training book 100 Science Activities for Kids (activity E12).

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