Charcoal-activated toothpaste has recently become all the rage on social media. You may have seen people brushing their teeth with a silty black substance and making claims that it has great benefits for their teeth. Although charcoal toothpaste may seem trendy, you should learn exactly what the substance is and what it can do to your teeth if you use it regularly.
What Is It?
Charcoal activated toothpaste is a toothpaste that claims to be great at teeth whitening. There are many different brands and types of charcoal activated toothpaste around. It may be hard to know which one will actually live up to the hype.
What Are The Claims?
Charcoal toothpaste claims to be a great way to whiten your teeth at home and get rid of surface stains on your teeth. What are surface stains? Surface stains are a result of anything from coffee to wine that stains the surface of your teeth. There have been claims that this method has actually worked to whiten teeth even just after one use!
Is It Safe?
While there have been raving reviews about how this toothpaste is great for teeth whitening, there are a few health risks to take into concern. While the toothpaste is said to work, using it too often could damage your tooth enamel due to how rough charcoal is. There is also a lot the dental industry doesn’t know about charcoal toothpaste and how it could potentially harm your body, particularly what could happen if you swallow it.
Should I Use It?
If you decide you want to use charcoal toothpaste, dentists recommend you use it only once every two weeks. This way you don’t damage your tooth enamel, and that you aren’t putting yourself at risk for many health concerns.
Contact Parkcrest Dental Group to Schedule an Appointment
Interested in our teeth whitening services? Contact Parkcrest Dental Group today. Our team of doctors, assistants, and staff are all dedicated to ensuring our patients receive the care and treatment solutions they need. If you would like to schedule an appointment call us at 417-887-1220.