Believe it or not, there is a growing trend of using activated charcoal for teeth whitening. Also sometimes known as activated carbon, you might think that it would stain your teeth instead of making them whiter, so if there any truth behind this teeth whitening tip?
What is Activated Charcoal?
These tiny pores and large surface area make the activated charcoal highly adsorbent and with further chemical treatment enhanced even more.
In industry, activated charcoal is mainly used in filters or purification processes but it also has medical uses too. The most common is to treat poisonings and overdoses by binding to the toxin to prevent absorption by the body.
Dark gemstone of natural medicine – charcoal is one of the most powerful natural remedies that help in the treatment of many diseases, from dysentery to post-radiation effects. It is obtained by processing of coal in a steam chamber in which it opens, increasing its surface that can attract more ingredients. There is none side effects while used in the treatment of acute poisoning.
How can Activated Charcoal Whiten teeth?
How to use Activated Charcoal to Whiten Teeth
If you do want to give activated charcoal a try then here are the basic steps for you to follow;
1. Buy activated charcoal capsules or loose powder
2. Mix a small amount of the activated carbon powder with some water to create a paste
3. Apply this paste the teeth with your finger or a toothbrush
4. Leave the past on the teeth for around 5 minutes
5. Rinse well with water and brush teeth as normal with toothpaste
Benonite clay is also a great, natural substance that absorbs toxins. It is a gentle cleaner for your teeth and mouth. It absorbs toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. Bentonite clay is also great for remineralizing teeth because of its high mineral content. This can help with any tooth decay.