Dental Health Experiments for Kids

As an adult, you may have understanding about the importance of your oral or dental health. Surely you are going to wish for your kids to have the same kind of understanding. But the matter of fact is that children rarely manage to understand something their parents do. You cannot tell them about the way cavities are formed because they are not going to understand. Hence, it can be pretty difficult to get them up for brushing.

The easy way to let make them understand about dental health and hygiene is let them demonstrate things on their own. You can provide them with the items they can do some experiments on. Then you can explain to them the similarity of phenomenon.

Effects of Soda, Coffee, And Vinegar on teeth

For this experiment, you will require following items:

  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 raw egg
  • One cup of dark brown soda
  • One cup of vinegar
  • One cup of coffee

Place on boiled egg in coffee and one in soda. Place raw eggs in the cup containing vinegar. Let your children do this task. Ask them to wait for an overnight. Since you are explaining your children the effects of these items on teeth, they may start discussion about it with each other.

In the morning, get the eggs out of the cups. The boiled ones will be stained brown. The one in vinegar would have its shell dissolved. Now you can ask your children to take toothbrushes and start brushing the eggs. You can relate the happenings with eggs as staining process of teeth and tooth decay.

Elephant’s toothpaste

This experiment is pretty popular among children and parents. Items you are going to need for this experiment include:

  • 1 teaspoon of active yeast
  • 2 tablespoon of hot water

Mix both in a bowl. Other items include:

  • Narrow-neck bottle (large)
  • Half a cup of hydrogen peroxide
  • Small amount of dish soap
  • Water color for coloring
  • Glitter

Place a container on a surface to catch elephant toothpaste. Use a funnel to pour ingredients into the bottle. Swirl the ingredients thoroughly. Then add yeast and water mixture into the ingredients. Remove the funnel and let the elephant toothpaste come out of the bottle neck. You can explain how an elephant would use toothpaste.

Things your dentist can do

Keep in mind that a pediatric dentist can help you in getting your children working on their dental hygiene in better way. Pediatric dentists are well aware regarding how things work when it comes to explaining the importance of dental health to younger ones.