I saw charcoal toothpaste doing the rounds on social media years ago, and it seems to have made a resurgence. According to the viral Facebook ads I kept seeing, charcoal works wonders when it comes to teeth whitening. But is that actually true?
Dentist Dr Steven Lin says, “there is rational for using activated charcoal for teeth whitening – it may help absorb discolourations in your tooth enamel. Activated charcoal has been anecdotally seen to whiten teeth, but use extreme care when brushing the substance onto your teeth.”
All The Details:
The thing to be aware of when choosing a charcoal based toothpaste is its abrasiveness (I’m looking at you, Facebook ads). A formula that is too abrasive can damage the teeth, but with the right formula, you can safely brush with charcoal-based toothpaste (and maybe reap some whitening rewards too).
PearlBar’s Natural Whitening Toothpaste is a clinically-tested, natural formula which has been proven to effectively clean the teeth without damaging abrasion.
– It’s a 100% natural, pH balanced toothpaste suitable even for sensitive teeth
– PearlBar is free from fluoride & has a fresh peppermint menthol taste
– It protects against cavity formation & is designed to prevent gingivitis
– Helps lift discolouration caused by wine, coffee, tea & other staining substances
– Effectively cleans teeth while freshening your breath
– It has a low lathering formula which takes a little getting used to
What’s In It?
Well, we’ve established the key ingredient here is activated charcoal, but
PearlBar’s Natural Whitening Toothpaste contains a variety of other beneficial natural ingredients too.
The blend of activate charcoal with coconut oil can have a whitening effect on the teeth, as well as being antimicrobial. Bentonite clay is rich in minerals and vitamins, rosemary oil helps to boost circulation, while aloe vera has a soothing effect.
★★★★★ Great intro to charcoal toothpaste – Rebecca
“I really enjoy using this toothpaste! There’s something fun about the different colour and while it’s low lathering I really found that it cleaned my teeth well and the paste is not gritty at all. I am definitely noticing more whiteness towards the root of my teeth which is making my smile whiter! Pleasure to use.”
★★★★ Not bad! – Louise
“I’ve used this toothpaste for about a week now and I don’t mind it at all. It doesn’t foam up at all really which I understand but it makes me feel like I need to use more than usual – but that is fine for me! It tastes clean and it left me feeling clean which is all that counts for me :-)”
★★★★ It’s a good toothpaste – Ben
“Has a pleasant, milder, more natural taste compared to supermarket toothpaste. Seemed to have a good whitening effect too. If Colgate isn’t doing it for you anymore I’d definitely give this a go.”