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Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe for My Teeth?


Posted on 7/24/2023 by Evan
Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe for My Teeth?Charcoal has become a popular ingredient in most cosmetic and dental products. You can find charcoal in cosmetic masks and scrubs. Over the years, charcoal has also found its way into dental products, such as charcoal toothpaste and even charcoal toothbrushes.

The charcoal used in toothpaste is the activated charcoal. Manufacturers make it from wood or coconut shells or other natural ingredients that are oxidized in heat. Dental product companies add activated charcoal powder, which comes in powder form, into their products.

There are many charcoal toothpaste products online and in drugstores. These charcoal-infused toothpastes are supposed to remove stains from teeth, giving you that pearly white smile. However, is it safe to use? Below we discuss if charcoal toothpaste is safe for you;

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe?


While charcoal toothpaste is safe for use, dentists warn that patients should be cautious when using charcoal toothpaste. This is because;

Lack Of Fluoride

Unfortunately, most kinds of charcoal toothpaste do not contain fluoride, this can be a big problem. Flouride helps to keep the enamel strong, thus protecting the teeth from decay and cavities.

Charcoal Toothpaste Is Too Abrasive

Charcoal toothpaste is an abrasive, which helps to get rid of stains. While this is a good thing, it is not advisable to use harsh abrasive products on your teeth every day as this could wear out the tooth's enamel.

Advantages Of Charcoal Toothpaste


Charcoal toothpaste has a few advantages for your teeth. It helps to remove stains on your teeth. Charcoal toothpaste will help to get rid of bad breath. It also helps to prevent any kind of staining when used.

Disadvantages Of Charcoal Toothpaste


As mentioned, everyday use of charcoal toothpaste can wear out the enamel because of its abrasiveness. Most kinds of charcoal toothpaste do not contain fluoride. Another disadvantage of charcoal toothpaste is that continued everyday use can cause sensitivity. Charcoal toothpaste can also stain dental restoration, such as veneers and crowns.

Charcoal toothpaste will help to remove stains on your teeth. However, it is important to state that it can only remove and absorb surface-level stains that are on the enamel. Charcoal toothpaste can not remove any stains beyond the enamel.
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