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Charcoal Toothpaste: Is It a Good choice?

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Office of Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Charcoal Toothpaste: Is It a Good choice?There is a new trend in the dental care world: charcoal toothpaste. Proponents of this type of toothpaste say it is better for your teeth than traditional toothpaste but is this the case? Read ahead to know the benefits and cons of using charcoal toothpaste and help you decide if it is right for you!

Benefits of Using Charcoal Toothpaste

You may have seen activated charcoal toothpaste in stores and wondered what it is and if it works. Activated charcoal is a black powder extracted from wood or other natural materials exposed to high temperatures. The high temperature activates the charcoal by opening up its pores, which allows it to absorb more toxins. When used in toothpaste, activated charcoal can help to whiten teeth and remove stains caused by coffee, tea, or smoking. It can also help to freshen breath and remove plaque. While activated charcoal-based toothpaste is safe for most people, it is essential to avoid using it if you have gum disease or bleeding gums. When using charcoal toothpaste, use pea-sized toothpaste on your toothbrush. Gently brush your teeth for two minutes and then rinse with water.

Choosing the Right Charcoal Toothpaste

When looking for charcoal toothpaste, it is essential to find one containing fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. It would help if you also looked for toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA Seal of Acceptance means that the product has been tested and found safe and effective. Lastly, make sure to read the ingredients list on the toothpaste tube. Some brands of charcoal toothpaste contain harsh abrasives that can damage teeth if used too often. If you are not sure which toothpaste to choose, ask your dentist.

If you are interested in trying charcoal toothpaste or have any questions about your oral health, call our office today to schedule an appointment. Our dentist will be happy to help you choose the right dental care products for your needs.
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