By now you have seen products that contain charcoal that claim to whiten teeth. Activated charcoal’s natural adhesive qualities let it bind with surface-staining culprits like coffee, tea, wine, and plaque, and take them off your teeth for good when you spit it out. As far as safety goes, the fine, odorless and tasteless powder is okay to ingest, that’s why it’s sold in health food stores in tablet form.


Activated charcoal is very porous in nature and it is sometimes used in emergency rooms to treat certain kinds of poisoning and overdose. By “soaking up” the poison, charcoal prevents it from being absorbed into the stomach. By this logic, some people believe activated charcoal can also be used to soak up toxins in the body (or in this case, stains on the teeth).

Charcoal is an abrasive substance. ADA officials warn that until we know if it’s gritty enough to damage enamel, you need to avoid scrubbing it on your teeth. If it’s too harsh on teeth, the product can prompt pearly whites to look more yellow than before. Strong substances can wear away enamel and expose dentin, that’s the softer, yellowish layer of a tooth.

What brands should I try?

As mentioned above there are some very abrasive charcoal products on the market that can damage your teeth. As a Dental Hygienist, I would like to recommend some products that are enamel friendly that will whiten you teeth in a safe manor. I have tested these products and approve!!

Brush up on your oral hygiene routine with Black is White Toothpaste. CURAPROX has made the protection of your enamel and gum tissue a key priority. Black is White toothpaste contains natural minerals that snuggle up to the tooth enamel as a thin, protective layer, to fill in small holes and continue to preserve the surface of the tooth. It removes stains and toxins from your teeth in a process that prevents the enamel from grinding away.


BURST sonic Electric Toothbrush has Binchotan charcoal nanoparticles that coat the bristles. The BURST bristles are tapered and ultra soft. By using the sonic powered toothbrush & the charcoal bristles, you are giving you teeth a complete makeover!  The brush head has anti-bacterial qualities and brushes the teeth so well, that you will see whiter teeth! This brush is available as a subscription service that will ship replacement heads for only $6 every 3 months. Shipping is always free and it has a lifetime warranty! This brush is safe for all ages! You can get it with my professional discount for only $39.99. GET THE BRUSH NOW!


Some stains on the teeth cannot be removed from brushing alone. These are called intrinsic stains. This means that the discoloration is coming from within the tooth and would need a bleaching agent to whiten. Most intrinsic stains occur when teeth are forming. This could be due to excessive fluoride or use of antibiotics during enamel formation. BURST White Strips has Zero Sensitivity White Strips that are enamel safe! Each pack includes a seven day supply that you wear for only 10 minutes! I have seen great results! Use my professional discount and you can get them for only $14.99!! Get White Strips Now!

Your Virtual Dental Hygienist : Roxx Smilez, RDH, BSDH