Black activated carbon for white teeth – healthy or harmful?

As we all know, people are always looking for products or ways to whiten their teeth without much effort or expensive prices. Examples are: Bleaching strips, different home remedies and among others, activated charcoal. Activated charcoal can be found in various forms such as powder that you apply to your teeth, capsules or toothpaste that contains activated charcoal.

Whitening the teeth

Activated charcoal is originally used to eliminate bacteria and toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It helps with diarrhea and food poisoning. However, activated charcoal powder is also added to toothpastes. Gentle whitening while brushing teeth with activated charcoal is promised. Whitening with activated charcoal occurs by abrasion of the surface layer of the tooth: the grains of activated charcoal act like sandpaper, which grinds discoloration from the tooth. If activated charcoal toothpaste is used regularly, the teeth may become brighter for a short time because the charcoal removes superficial discoloration. The problem, however, is that the activated charcoal also roughens the enamel, and over time you grind away the protective layer of the teeth. The result: after losing the protective layer, the yellow teeth return again and the teeth have become more sensitive.

OnlySmile instead of activated charcoal

Activated charcoal toothpaste promises healthy and white teeth. However, whitening teeth is not permanent and harms teeth. Do not be influenced by current trends and advertising and buy our OnlySmile products instead. Our Onlysmile teeth whitening is absolutely painless and does not damage the enamel, unlike the activated charcoal. The effect of our teeth whitening products lasts up to 6 months. However, the duration of the effect depends on your consumption of colored food or drinks. Stop following the trends and adding harm to your teeth, order our teeth whitening kit instead and finally get the white teeth you dream of.   Photo: © Onlysmile Author: Andrea (
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