In Science we have been learning all about teeth.
We learnt about the different types of teeth in a human’s mouth and what they are used for. Can you remember what are your incisors, canines and molars?
Next we discussed what would happen if we didn’t brush our teeth. We also setup a science experiment to test how different liquids can stain / damage our teeth. We have used: fizzy drinks salt water,milk, tap water and vinegar
Of course.. we couldn’t really use our own teeth as we want to protect them so we’ve used an egg as a substitute. Did you know that the shell of an egg is made of a similar substance to tooth enamel!?
We will observe our teeth (eggs) every day and see what happens!
By the way,
Did you know?
- The average person spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.
- People who drink 3 or more glasses of fizzy pop each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Put down the pop and sports drinks and pick up some nice fresh water instead.
- If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
- The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring! (source: Guinness World Records 2002).Click here to read more about teeth!