Clark Preschoolers Get To The ‘Roots’ Of Unhealthy Teeth

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CLARK — During a study on teeth for dental health month, students in Erika Barrett’s preschool class in Clark investigate the effects of their favorite drinks on their teeth. Students made a list of their favorite drinks, made predictions and conducted the experiment on their own.

The class left hard boiled eggs (to represent their teeth) soaking in soda, water, milk, and several types of juice. They compared the results to an egg placed in mouthwash. Students were shocked to see the effects of ‘sugar bugs’ in the experiment and began discussions on healthy foods. Later in the week, students used brushes and toothpaste to clean off the ‘sugar bugs’ to emphasize the importance of good dental health.Students at the Clark Preschool also enjoyed a visit from a local dentist earlier this month.

In the photograph above, preschool teacher Erika Barrett and the preschoolers check the results of their dental health experiment. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

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