Comfort Dental offers this experiment to simulate the protective powers of Fluoride.
Topical fluorides go on your teeth and include toothpastes, mouth rinses and professionally applied fluoride therapies.
1 – Pour about 4 inches of Fluoride rinse solution into one container and then place an egg in solution for about 5 minutes. Remove the egg.
2 – Pour about 4 inches of vinegar (an acid) into each of the two remaining containers.
3 – Put the egg treated with Fluoride in one container of vinegar and the untreated egg into the other container of vinegar.
4 – See what happens!
One egg will start to bubble as the vinegar (an acid) starts to attack the minerals of the egg shell. Which egg do you think will start to bubble?
For more information about the benefits of Fluoride check out our recent blog article where we explore the importance of this incredible cavity fighting mineral.
Note: This experiment comes from the N.S. Dept of Health & with any science experiment, it is recommended an adult is present for supervision.