A tooth walked into a bar, then soaked himself in a glass of coke.
Posted Feb 17 2010 10:37am
We decided to do a science experiment at our house. I was hoping by pouring some cola onto a tooth, that we would see the tooth disintegrate. And maybe it would if we left it there for a very long time. But after two weeks, the teeth don’t disappear. However, the results in my mind were equally disturbing:
Gross, huh?!?!? Enough to scare your kids away from cola?
A friend (Doreen) picked up the following handouts from her dentist. You will have to click on the images to see it full size, but basically, image #1 indicates enamel being destroyed after 14 days of exposure to various drinks. Image #2 shows the pH value for different candies, as compared to battery acid). Good talking points to have with your children tonight!