Activated charcoal has been in and out of beauty regimes this past year. We’ve seen it in facials, skin care product, and hair treatments. Now, it’s taking over the teeth whitening trend. So, does it really work? And is activated charcoal safe for your teeth?
According to NYU College of Dentistry, an activated charcoal teeth cleaning can be good for purification and impurity absorption.
Activated charcoal acts like a sponge, aggressively and thoroughly absorbing any toxic substances nearby. It super cleaning power helps to remove the toughest stains from teeth, leaving the mouth sparkling and white.
Although charcoal can leave an impressive glow in your smile, it definitely should not replace everyday cleaning. Flossing the gums and brushing the teeth with fluoride-enhanced toothpaste is essential to fighting cavities and alleviating tooth decay.
If you adopt the charcoal whitening regime into your dental routine, do so sparingly and be mindful of the treatment being abrasive on the teeth. If you experience tooth sensitivity, you probably need to take a break from the charcoal.
Activated charcoal and teeth don’t instinctively go hand in hand, but there’s a wide population out there reaping the whitening benefits of the combo. At Gables Sedation Dentistry, we want our patients to safely explore the various methods available for creating their most confident smile. The keyword here is safely, so please, brush with charcoal with caution.
Give the home remedy a try and if you’re ready for a more intensive teeth whitening treatment, visit us at Gables Sedation Dentistry to learn about the various treatments we offer. Be sure to schedule your upcoming teeth cleaning with our friendly dentists and hygienists, too!