Terrible Tooth Trend

The Journal of the American Dental Association published a review that charcoal and charcoal-based products may even do your teeth more harm than good. There's not even enough data to claim that these products are safe or efficient.

Activated charcoal hit a ton of dental care products as a teeth whitening trend. It became a global multibillion dollar product. This trend is not as healthy as you think it is. Charcoal toothpaste doesn't include fluoride, which means there is nothing preventing plaque buildup or tooth decay. If you decide to substitute charcoal toothpaste or charcoal powder for a healthy dental routine, you may actually be increasing your risk of tooth decay and ruining the surface of your teeth.

Charcoal powders do remove stains however, it also exposes more of the tooth itself, causing infection to the enamel. You can use activated charcoal products, just as long as you don't substitute it out for a product with fluoride. For the best teeth whitening, going to the dentist would be the most effective. Charcoal oral products say that they can remove bacteria and fungi, but there's no proof to that.

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