Why you Should Avoid Charcoal Toothpastes
What is it?
Charcoal Toothpaste products usually come in a jar of finely ground charcoal, which you are to mix and brush your teeth to ‘whiten them'. Often people use to whiten their teeth, however, it contains abrasive, it erodes your tooth enamel.
Does it work?
Activated Charcoal whilst the fine grit of the paste might remove stains and make them appear whiter, but the truth is activated charcoal might be doing you more harm than good, this is an abrasive product which will damage your enamel with continued use, and has no actual whitening potential.
There's no way to restore your teeth enamel naturally, once it went. If you do experience erosion problems, your teeth may start to look duller, not brighter, due to the exposure of the darker dentin layer of your teeth. Erosion can also increase your risk of tooth decay.
Using activated charcoal may also result in tooth or gum sensitivity for some people. It is always an appropriate action to avoid the Charcoal toothpaste or powder if you already have sensitivity problems. Moreover, Charcoal may discolour veneers, crowns, bridges, composite resin fillings or other dental restorations.
Avoid these products and practices. Simple whitening toothpaste is going to be safe.
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