Charcoal is currently one of the biggest trends in the world of wellness and cosmetics. It’s become a trendy ingredient in commercial face masks and scrubs, and some people also swear by it for whitening their teeth.
Activated charcoal — the type used in beauty products and toothpaste — is a fine grain powder made from wood, coconut shells, and other natural substances that are oxidized under extreme heat.
There are many charcoal teeth whitening powder available online and in most drugstores today. It’s highly absorbent and used medically to absorb and remove toxins. But does it really work for teeth whitening?
What are the pros of charcoal toothpaste?
To date, the known benefits of charcoal powder are:
It may help remove surface stains on the teeth.
It may improve bad breath.
It may help prevent staining when used occasionally after a professional cleaning.
What else works for teeth whitening?
You have plenty of safe and effective options if you’re looking to whiten your teeth. Many options are over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Professional whitening products are also available through dentists.
Your options include:
dentist supervised at-home whitening
When looking for teeth whitening products, look for ones that have the ADA seal of approval, and ones that contain blue covarine and hydrogen peroxide.
These whitening technologies are the most effective, according to a 2019 studyTrusted Source that compared whitening toothpastes and technologies, including activated charcoal.
Shop for whitening toothpastes and whitening strips online.
Natural home remedies
Although these options may not be as effective as some commercial teeth whitening products, they’re more natural and are easy to do. Talk to your dentist first to find out if these options are right for you:
apple cider vinegar
Regular brushing, including brushing after meals and drinking beverages known to stain teeth — like coffee, tea, and red wine — can help you maintain a whiter smile.
Q: Does the charcoal powder contain any chemical?
A: Absolutely no, our charcoal powder is 100% natural.
Q:Will it damage the enamel?
A:No,It will reinforce your enamel.
Q: Will it change the pH of the mouth?
A: Yes, it is helpful in changing the pH and keeping your mouth healthful, and effectively killing the bad bacteria exist in tooth decay and gingivities.
Q: Can I use normal toothpaste to brush my teeth as well?
A: Yes, you can. Some customers replaced to only use charcoal powder, some use it at night and use normal toothpaste in the morning. If you want to use both together, we recommend using charcoal powder first, then use normal toothpaste, this will helps to get rid of black bits that maybe lefter between your teeth.
Q: Will this charcoal powder expire?
A: Once you open it, the charcoal powder should be used in 6 mouths. In fact, we still use Jars which were opened over a year ago. You can have a look at the consistency, if it is black and powdery, you can still use it. Please do not drop water or other things into the powder, and keep it in cool and dry place.