How strong are your teeth?

Are teeth stronger than carrots? Or lollipops? And what makes teeth so strong? These and many other questions were answered at the Oslo Science Fair 2015.

Turned out that our teeth are very strong indeed, almost impossible to break by kids or their parents! And definitely much stronger than carrots or hard candy.

Department of Biomaterials took part in organising a bit of sciency weekend entertainment for kids of all ages at this year's Forskningstorget, an annual science festival aimed at kids and general public that took place 18th - 19th September. Professor Janne Reseland and her team of volunteers had organised fun scientific activities that aimed at educating children and their parents on how our teeth are build up to be the strongest tissue in the human body.

One of the most fascinating activities proved to be trying to crush real human teeth with mortar and pestle. The children had a chance to get some hands-on experience on comparing the strength of hard candy and teeth, and on understanding how our teeth are build to tolerate the high forces caused by chewing carrots and hard candy. Visitors to our exhibition also had a chance to test their knowledge on teeth with our little quiz that turned out the be very popular among visitors of all ages. 

Our little quiz on teeth was popular among both kids and adults alike. Rune was feeling pretty confident that he had all the right answers... 


For more pictures from the event (og nyhetsaken om forskningstorget på norsk), click here!


Tags: Biomaterials, forskningstorget, dentistry, enamel
Published Oct. 27, 2015 2:06 PM - Last modified Jan. 22, 2020 10:50 AM