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What is the best way to clean the teeth after brushing with activated charcoal?
What Type Of Teeth Stains Does Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Work Best For?
What Does Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder Taste Like?
How Does Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Work?

Q: Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening Products Stain Crowns or Porcelain Veneers?

A: No. The great news is that porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers simply do not stain or change colors no matter what it comes in contact with, including charcoal teeth whitening products. Once you select the color of your dental work, it will remain the same color until it has to be replaced.



Q: Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening Products Remove Calcium From the Teeth?

A: Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder does not decalcify the teeth. It simply absorbs impurities.



Q: Is Charcoal Too Abrasive For Teeth?

A: The truth of the matter is that that because this a new dental trend, there hasn’t been enough studies done to confirm how abrasive charcoal on teeth. The key however is to choose the best grade of fine charcoal powder to brush with. The finer charcoal powders are usually the more expensive, but will safer.



Q: What type of teeth stains does the Charcoal work on?

A: Charcoal teeth whitening powders will only work on surface stains, stains that bind to the outer enamel layer of the teeth. Examples of surface stains include: coffee, tea, and smokers stains. those from drinks like coffee and tea. The absorbent properties of the charcoal just pulls the stains from the surface of the teeth. Don’t expect charcoal teeth whitening powders to work on teeth that naturally have a deep yellow, grey, or brown tone; or teeth that have been discolored from antibiotics or other internal problems. For these types of discolorations, you’ll need to buy a professional strength teeth whitening product with a teeth whitening agent like hydrogen peroxide or try a 1 hour in-office Teeth Whitening session with a dental professional. If your teeth do not respond well to Teeth Whitening, then the next step is to consider getting porcelain veneers to totally mask those resistant discolorations.



Q: What is the difference between products that just removes surface stains and hydrogen peroxide containing products that whitens the teeth?

A: Not all teeth whiteners are created equal. Surface stains live on the outer enamel layer of the teeth and can generally be removed with toothpaste or surface whitening treatments like the charcoal teeth whitening powder. Deeper stains that are below the enamel surface usually require a stronger, professional strength teeth whitening agent like hydrogen peroxide. I recommend doing a tooth color analysis with a tooth color shade guide at home or with your dentist so that you can gauge where your teeth are on the color spectrum and which teeth whitening product would be best to brighten your smile.



Q: How does Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening work?

A: The secret is that activated charcoal is highly absorbent. In fact, activated charcoal is so absorbent that hospitals keep it on hand as a “go to” treatment for poisoning cases because it safely remove toxins from the body. Well the same concept works for whitening the teeth. It pulls bacteria, toxins, and staining making the teeth whiter as a result.



Q: What type of toothpaste should I use while using the charcoal teeth whitening product?

A: You can continue to use your toothpaste brand of choice. I recommend using fluoride toothpastes to help fight cavities, but if you prefer keeping it natural feel free to use the natural brand that makes you happy. Although charcoal will detoxify your mouth, I wouldn’t recommend using charcoal as a complete substitute for toothpaste.



Q: Is using charcoal teeth whitening safe?

A: As far as safety goes, the activated charcoal powder is safe to to use in your mouth and ingest. As with using baking soda, you have to be mindful that it is abrasive and if not used with the proper toothbrush or with the proper brushing technique it could potentially harm the enamel of the teeth. Its even sold in health food stores in a tablet form.



Q: What type of toothbrush should I use with the activated charcoal?

A: You can use a soft bristled toothbrush with the charcoal infused toothbrush bristles along with your toothpaste of choice.



Q: Is activated charcoal teeth whitening powder also gluten free?

A: Yes, not only is it gluten free, it’s also kosher, and contains no GMO.