BRUSH, BRUSH, BURSH!

The purpose of this experiment was to determine which liquid would stain your teeth more and the effect of various cleansers on the removal of the tooth stains. We became interested in this idea because we were fascinated with teeth during Dental Health month. We learned that people need to have clean, healthy teeth for good digestion and appearance. To improve the health and appearance of their teeth, consumers can use this information to purchase effective toothpaste.

Our 1st Hypothesis was the fruit juice would stain worse than coca cola or water.

Our 2nd Hypothesis was the Colgate Whitening would remove the stain better than Colgate Regular.

EXPERIMENT DESIGN The constants in this study were: Kinds of liquids used to stain the tile (teeth); Amount of liquids the tile (teeth) are soaked in: Amount of time the tile (teeth) soaked in stain: two days; Amount of toothpaste put on tile (teeth): Brand of Toothbrush: Colgate Regular and Colgate Whitening Amount of Strokes: 50 strokes per title (tooth); Size of Solo cups: 9oz The manipulated variable was the type of liquid and toothpaste we used to remove the stains. The responding variable was the amount of stain removed. To measure the responding variable we used called on Mrs. Allen’s observation.

6 TILES 5 SOLO CUPS 2 JUICE BOX 2 Coca Cola CANS 1 BOTTLE OF WATER 1 ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS 1 TUBE OF COLGATE REGULAR 1 TUBE OF COLGATE WHITENING 4 COLGATE KIDS TOOTHBRUSHES

PROCEDURES 1. Place 5 tiles in different water, fruit juice, and coke. 2. Place 2 different paper towels on a counter to set the tile down on when they are finished soaking. 3. Stain all the tiles by soaking them for 2 days in Solo cups. 4. Pull tiles out of liquid and place on paper towels. 5. Label different paper towels with the name of toothpaste used.. 6. Observe and record stains. 7. Squeeze Colgate Regular and Colgate Whitening on tiles. 8. Brush one tooth up and down for 50 strokes. Repeat for all tiles. 9. Allow tiles to sit in fresh water to rinse off the toothpaste. 10. When the teeth are finished being brushed and rinsed, put all of them on paper towels. 11. Observe and record cleaning data.

The original purpose of this experiment was to determine which liquid would stain tile (teeth) the most. We used tile to represent teeth because it’s porous like our teeth and will absorb stains. We also determined the effect of various cleansers on tooth stains. The results of the experiment were the fruit juice will stain the most. In addition we concluded the Colgate Whitening proved to whiten the best on fruit juice and coca-cola. Whitening

Regular

Our hypothesis was that fruit juice would stain the most and Colgate Whitening would remove the stain the best. The results indicate that this hypothesis should be accepted because the Colgate Whitening worked the best on both stains. Because of the results of this experiment, we wondered if the longer you were to brush the tooth the more of the stain would come off? Also, we wondered if the more expensive toothpaste works better? If we were to conduct this project again we would use more brands of toothpaste so that we could show differences in our results. We would use a colorimeter or a shade guide to determine the staining effects..

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