What is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is not the same as the everyday charcoal you find on the barbecue out back. Activated charcoal is specifically designed for medicinal purposes. Our manufacturers heat typical charcoal first in the presence of specific gas that can make it very porous. As a result, the activated charcoal gains the ability to trap all impurities thanks to those pores.
How does activated charcoal work to whiten teeth?
Activated charcoal helps whiten your teeth naturally while promoting good oral health by changing the pH balance in the mouth, helping prevent cavities, bad breath and gum disease. It works to whiten teeth by adsorbing plaque and microscope tidbits that stain teeth.
Not only does it whiten your teeth naturally but it also removes the toxins in your body. When you brush using activated charcoal, it absorbs all toxins that are on your teeth's surface. Your body will not soak up charcoal if you'd ever happen to ingest it, instead it will actually go to the gastrointestinal (GI) system. This becomes extremely beneficial for you since it will attract the toxins and chemicals as it passes through the body until it is expelled by your digestive system.
Are there any chemicals in the product?
Our activated charcoal is 100% natural and organic. There are absolutely no chemicals within our activated charcoal.
How do I use it and how long do I brush my teeth with it?
Simply put a pinch of activated charcoal into a bowl, wet your brush in a little water, dip your toothbrush in the activated charcoal and start brushing (it will be a little powdery at the beginning but your saliva will soon take over and spread the powder everywhere). Brush for approximately two minutes. Brush once more with water or toothpaste to remove any residue. For best results use once daily.
How often can I use it?
You may use our activated charcoal as often as needed. Brush everyday if you like.
Can I use this as my daily toothpaste?
Yes. Some of our customers have replaced their ordinary toothpaste with our premium activated charcoal, some use it as their nightly routine and use a commercial toothpaste in the morning for that stronger minty aftertaste, and some continue to use both. It all depends on the individuals preferences. If however, you would like to use both we recommend that you use our activated charcoal first followed by a commercial toothpaste, this helps to remove any left over residue from your teeth.
How soon can I expect to see results?
This varies by person to person as we are all different from one another. Most of our customers see immediate results, especially when their teeth are discolored, for others it is more of a gradual progress. Our activated charcoal is made up of 100% natural and organic ingredients and does not make your teeth whiter than natural white. It is not a chemical whitener and has no bleaching ingredients. It works especially well with extrinsic stains on the teeth cause by food, drink and tobacco. It is a natural and faster alternative to chemical teeth whitening products and kits. Brushing your teeth with our activated charcoal will also leave your teeth with a dentist clean feel.
I have sensitive teeth, can I use it?
Yes, our activated charcoal is non-irritating, use a soft bristle toothbrush. We recommend our bamboo charcoal toothbrush as the activated charcoal sticks to the bristles quite nicely.