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The effects of different drinks on teeth
A series of experiments looking at the effects of different drinks on teeth. There are a lot of drinks to choose from but the only drinks which do not damage teeth are milk and water. Some drinks such as cola and orange juice can dissolve the enamel on teeth. Scientific researchers recognise that teeth would not be soaked in drinks for hours at a time and saliva has an impact on the results. Fair tests are carried out to find just how damaging some drinks can be to the enamel on our teeth. Drinking certain drinks only at mealtimes and avoiding brushing teeth for an hour after drinking harmful drinks can reduce the effects. Ideally it is best to avoid the harmful drinks altogether.
Provides breadth of study when learning about materials and their properties. A variety of drinks familiar to pupils are tested to find out their effects on teeth. This is likely to be of interest to pupils. The clip provides knowledge and helps to develop an understanding of the part science plays in the development of helpful information.
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