How Does activated charcoal whiten stained teeth?

I am sure most people would ask this question straight off the bat as charcoal is certainly not associated with cleanliness. Although the sound of using Activated Charcoal as a teeth whitener is strange to some people it is actually not new, there are plenty of examples and cultures throughout history which have had medicinal & beauty treatments from using charcoal. Lets get straight into this, our charcoal teeth whitening products are extremely effective but we would like to explain in a little more detail what is happening when you use our products.

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is very similar to what you may use when cooking outside on a fairly frosty English summers day, it may seem hard to imagine that coal used in a fire pit or a BBQ is the same as what is used in our products but it is actually fairly similar. Activated charcoal is what is used specifically for medicinal purposes. The activated charcoal is what is made scientifically by heating up charcoal using a gas the creates large pores in the mineral which traps chemicals. Activated charcoal is used to treat intestinal gas, cholestasis during pregnancy and lower cholesterol levels traditionally. It is completely odourless and tasteless, this is often sold in a tablet form pharmacies & health food shops.

How Does it Work?

The activated charcoal’s large pores bind with rough parts on teeth, this is how it attaches to surface stains and plaque, making charcoal whitening treatments more effective than other treatments to remove the yellowing substances on the teeth. Once the charcoal has been given enough time to stick to your teeth, it can be removed and when it is, the mineral takes the plaque, food particles, and surface stains with it. This is how the activated charcoal succeeds in whitening teeth – by getting rid of surface stains in one fell swoop.

Is it safe?

Activated charcoal is completely safe to ingest, however caution needs to be taken if you were to scrub your teeth as the abrasiveness of the mineral can damage the enamel of your teeth if it’s scrubbed against them. We only recommend gel based charcoal whitening products, which is non abrasive to teeth. 

So, how do you do it?

First thing to do is go to our Shop Page and order a charcoal teeth whitening system, once you have received your parcel it really couldn’t be any easier.

Our range of charcoal teeth whitening products are all very easy to use and are gel based. Simply apply the whitening gel to your specialized charcoal bamboo charcoal toothbrush and brush for 2 minutes as normal. Once finished rinse thoroughly with our post treatment rinse for the best coverage, protection and results. As you would expect brushing twice daily will give maximum results just as when brushing normally.