Drinking soda can contribute to tooth decay and dental cavities. Sugary beverages coat your teeth, gums and tongue for hours after you drink them. This effect breaks down enamel on your teeth, making them more susceptible to rotting. If you like to enjoy a soda here and there, drink it through a straw. This way, the beverage goes right into the back of your mouth and it is less likely to corrode your teeth. Water does not contribute to dental decay. In fact, water is fluoridated and actually helps strengthen your teeth.
During the month of February schools focus on Dental Hygiene. This was a perfect time to try a science experience with my day care kiddos explaining the benefits of water.
We poured water in one container and soda in another then added one egg in each container.
We left the eggs soak for a few hours.
After removing the eggs I explained to the kids what water and soda does to your teeth.