Charcoal Toothpaste – Benefits
Have you noticed the recent activated charcoal beauty craze that’s going on? It appears as though everyone – from beauty bloggers to your closest friends – is talking about this natural teeth whitening ingredient, however, how does it really work? Here are some details about activated charcoal that you need to know before applying it to your smile.
What is activated charcoal?
Charcoal – made out of coal, wood or other substances – becomes activated when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to increase its surface area.
Oral benefits of activated charcoal
Activated charcoal is basically a tasteless and fragrance-free powder that works by a method of adsorption, when elements bind to a surface, decreasing the toxicity of chemicals. The main benefits of activated charcoal are highlighted below.
Helps eradicate bad breath.
Balances mouth PH levels.
Whitens teeth naturally.
Removes stains from teeth.
Activated charcoal is highly recommended for whitening teeth. In fact, you can use it directly on your teeth by plunging the toothbrush in it and brushing them like you normally do. After brushing, ensure you rinse your mouth thoroughly and spit out the rinse without swallowing it. Only then is it safe, it works best when you leave no trace of activated charcoal in your mouth, because it binds anything and everything in its path to it.
How does activated charcoal whitens teeth?
When the regular charcoal becomes activated, it transforms into a highly porous substance that binds toxins and absorbs tannins (pigment present in several food and drinks), at the same time removing stains and whitening teeth in the process.
Individuals using charcoal toothpaste report whiter teeth. Although some dentists recommend it, others don’t. When properly used, charcoal toothpaste is not harmful – just like every other toothpaste. Wash your mouth very well after use and do not swallow.
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