Remember when I did that full blown post on charcoal pills?
Wellll a lot of you lovely readers recommended charcoal toothpaste.
These recommendations sounded like the smartest thing on the planet because activated charcoal whitens things AND it’s natural.
Screw chemical filled toothpaste, right? I feel like I got over the Crest, Colgate, Aquafresh thing years ago when I switched to Tom’s all-natural toothpaste. BUT to be dead honest, Tom’s wasn’t really keeping my teeth the whitest of white.
So after reading some of your charcoal recommendations I figured I’d have to be the guinea pig & see how the whole charcoal toothpaste thing went.
Ready for the details?
Get ready because they’re game changing for your teeth…
Basically charcoal toothpaste is “a great, natural alternative for your entire family to promote healthy teeth & gums without toxic ( nasty-ass ) ingredients. It contains no synthetic additives, preservatives, foaming agents, fluoride, artificial colors or flavors, & no abrasive baking soda or salt. It’s uniquely formulated to clean and safely polish teeth, improve gum health and freshen breath.”
The one I like contains “no sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners (such as saccharine), and no fluoride.
It does contain: activated bamboo charcoal: an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal powder that’s excellent for gum health & sensitive teeth. Other natural ingredients like bentonite clay, organic orris root powder, myrrh gum powder, organic hibiscus petal powder, organic stevia leaf powder, organic peppermint essential oil, & organic cinnamon extract.
Anyway, I’ve tried three different charcoal toothpastes & this one is by far my favorite ( not sponsored, just realness ). If you are looking for charcoal pills for these awesome benefits, check out this brand. It’s my fav.
Here’s the deal: my teeth are SO much whiter. NO JOKE. Need some research on why? Here’s a little story for ya…according to this source:
“No chemical teeth whitening solution or product on the market comes close to the whitening and brightening action and power of Carbon. I remember a friend of mine, a Native American woman, told me one day how her teeth became and stayed so white. She told me accounts of when she was a little girl growing up, her father used to burn plant matter and after the plant burned to black ashes or became charred, the father would take the ash residue and give to his family and they would take a little on their finger and brush against their teeth. I used to always wonder how ancient people took care of their teeth without toothbrushes. But these people had Carbon, Miswak (or Peelu) and licorice sticks to use for oral hygiene. To use Carbon for your teeth, all you have to do is put a little toothpaste (a good brand of toothpaste, i.e., Peelu, Ayurveda, Nature’s Gate, Tom’s of Maine) on your toothbrush, then dip it in some Carbon, add just a little bit of water, and begin to brush. Your mouth will be black due to the Carbon and your sink may get messy, but one thing I can assure you, your teeth will get a good cleansing and a good shining. You would be wise to avoid using any and all commercial brands of toothpaste as they are all poisonous and toxic and contain harmful ingredients such as sodium fluoride ( a major ingredient in rat poison ),propylene glycol ( used in engine degreaser ), sodium laurel sulfate, saccharin ( a known carcinogen ), and harmful petroleum-based dyes ( red lake & blue lake ), also reported to be carcinogenic.”
No substance removes acidic plaque from the teeth like Carbon. It will greatly clean your teeth and help to remove stains on the teeth ( especially stains derived from drinking coffee ).
Need more info? Ok, read this:
“I did some research and found out that even though it temporarily makes the mouth look extremely black (see picture!) it has the same effect as it does when ingested: it pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains. (Fair warning: when you open your mouth, it is completely black and rather scary looking! Right after I did this the first time I was intensely worried that it would stain my teeth!) To my surprise, all of the black washes away and it makes your teeth feel extremely clean and smooth. After a few uses, my teeth were noticeably whiter too (you can sort of tell in the picture … the lighting didn’t do it justice!). Further research I’ve done on this showed that activated charcoal can actually be helpful in changing the pH and health of the mouth, and as such is effective in preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria present in tooth decay and gingivitis. For this reason, I now suggest and use it as part of my remineralizing protocol for teeth, along with my remineralizing toothpaste.”
I use it for two minutes when I brush my teeth & gums, twice a day. I like to brush my teeth in the shower so it doesn’t stain the sink too. Is that weird? Afterwards my mouth feels insanely clean! Pearly whites to the max. LOVE.
If any of you have been using charcoal toothpaste for a while, weigh in! What’s your experience been like? Personally, I’m obsessed & will never go back to old white toothpaste.
Until next time, x lauryn