Monday, November 5, 2012

Eggs + Tea = A very good toothbrushing lesson!

R and G aren't always the most, uh-hum, thorough, teeth brushers.  So I used this experiment from G's former preschool to help demonstrate how to brush a little better.

Do you need a "case in point" as to why kids need to brush their teeth well?  Especially while the Halloween Candy eating is at its peak?

All you need is a hard-boiled egg for each child and a black tea bag or two.

First, brew some strong black tea:


Once the tea is steeped, add an egg or two:


Let the eggs soak for at least 30 minutes or even a few hours:


 Using old toothbrushes and some real toothpaste, let them start brushing:



They'll soon discover than a quick, cursory brush won't fully clean the egg:


 That they have to brush well to remove the brown color:



Let them observe how much "gunk" brushing removes from their egg:


And hopefully they'll put two and two together and brush well to clean their teeth!

Life is sweet,
SPC

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Cheryl Walsh said...

Tea does stain the teeth and makes it yellow! This is a great way to teach kids how important brushing is!

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