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Tooth decay experiment



I would like to do an experiment to demonstrate the effects of different liquids on tooth decay. I`ve found several experiments online and know what I want to do, but I haven`t found a source for teeth! Where are these people getting their teeth from? I can`t find anywhere to order them, and I don`t want to use my own or collect them from someone else! I assume they are getting something like cow or pig teeth (which may react differently than human teeth).


Actually, the enamel is similar so if you can get cow or pig teeth, that will work. A meat market such as Falters on Greenlawn Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, might be able to help. We cannot give out human teeth due to environmental waste guidelines.

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Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University