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​Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening work?

Posted by So Smile on 13th Jul 2018

Alternatives to charcoal Teeth Whitening

is the So Smile Teeth Whitening Powder Ice Blue by So Smile Limited.

So let’s look at this! Is Activated charcoal safe?

The information provided is readily available on the internet from dental professionals so why don’t we sell it?

Well now you can see why!

So Smile research shows the abrasiveness of the mineral can damage the enamel of your teeth if it's scrubbed against them. Be very careful as this can graze teeth when applying the activated charcoal to them scratching, chipping, or other damage occurs.

In short, the activated charcoal whitening method may not be all it’s cracked up to be! In our opinion, it’s just not a tooth whitening method to try as there’s just too much risk involved.

So Smile only sells the Ice Blue powder mainly because this does removes the stains but without scratching or damaging the enamel of your teeth.

BUT we also say we just want to clean and go not spend hours cleaning the bathroom afterwards as the black Charcoal Teeth Whitening Products are just NOT home friendly at all.

Dentistry site blog:

By now, you’ve probably all heard the buzz circulating activated charcoal and its ability to whiten teeth. You probably also have lots of questions about it. What exactly is this product? How does it supposedly magically whiten our teeth? Is it safe?

Health trends come and go, so it can be difficult to know which ones are actually beneficial. There has so much buzz about activated charcoal on social media and celebrity blogs, but does it really work?

Brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits are the best ways to maximize your dental health. But, we know you’re curious about activated charcoal and have lots of questions, so here’s an overview.

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a substance commonly used to treat medical conditions, like intestinal gas, cholestasis during pregnancy, some drug overdoses, and low cholesterol. Because of the pores in activated charcoal, it absorbs toxins and chemicals, making it great for the hospital setting.

When you brush your teeth with activated charcoal, the charcoal’s pores bind with any rough parts on the teeth, which are usually surface stains and plaque. Once it binds to these surfaces, it removes the plaque, food particles, and surface stains on your teeth with it. Although activated charcoal may succeed in whitening teeth, it doesn’t change the color of the teeth that are deeply stained or beginning to naturally yellow. Professional bleaching is the only whitening method that will drastically change the color of stained teeth.

Does brushing with activated charcoal have any side effects?

Yes. Activated charcoal could potentially damage the enamel of your teeth. You do not want to scrub your teeth with activated charcoal because the abrasiveness can damage or chip your teeth. Remember, teeth are the only part of our ectoderm that doesn’t heal. Once the enamel on our teeth is gone, it’s gone. If you use activated charcoal, be very careful to only lightly graze your teeth while applying the charcoal to them.

The long-term effects of brushing with activated charcoal are not yet known. It’s because of this that the American Dental Association hasn’t yet evaluated or approved charcoal teeth whitening products. It’s possible that brushing with activated charcoal at least twice a day could stain your gums black because of the dark pigment building up on your gums.