Experiment

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Experiment

EXPERIMENT

Our Question

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Method

Our Prediction

You are experiencing galvanic current in your mouth. This is caused by the presence of dissimilar metals in the oral cavity of the teeth and gums, with saliva serving as the electrolyte.. When your dental filling and the other metal come in contact, you get a little electric current flowing which you feel as pain.

Why do we get an electric shock sensation in our mouth when we bite on a piece of metal while we have dental fillings?

To recreate what happens in our mouth (how an electrical current) is formed with an electrolysis experiment

Results

Dental fillings are (insert definition)

Dental fillings are dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. They are usually made up of a mixture of silver, tin, zinc, copper, and mercury.

Prevention

Remove the offending material(s) connected with that particular tooth or teeth in order to reduce the unwanted electrical charge and create a balanced condition..

References

http://toothbody.com/is-there-a-battery-in-your-mouth/http://dentistry.about.com/od/cosmeticdentistry/a/Different-Types-Of-Fillings.htm

What are dental fillings????


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