Did You Know Activated Charcoal Can Damage Your Teeth?
In the past two years, there has been a push to use Activated Charcoal Powder in place of toothpaste. This is dangerous for a number of reasons that we will detail for you now.
1. It is crazy abrasive… Activated Charcoal is really really abrasive on your teeth, and that is not good for your tooth enamel. Used on a daily basis it will not be long before you will experience major problems. Loss of enamel makes tooth decay much quicker, causing structural and integrity issues. The very reason you brush your teeth in the first place is now a serious problem.
2. The loss of enamel causes sensitivity. Hot beverages, Cold Beverages, they will both make your mouth uncomfortable, and painful. That morning cup of coffee will be impossible as will the yogurt for lunch, or the ice cream for dessert. Sensitivity is the symptom of a much worse problem though. The loss of enamel covering and protecting your smile is the main concern.
3. Your teeth will become brittle, and you will get more, not fewer cavities. It’s true that when you suffer enamel loss the Dentin in your teeth becomes exposed. Ironically that Dentin is yellow in color which is probably why you were using Charcoal to whiten your smile in the first place. Not too many people set out to have yellow teeth, but without healthy enamel that is the result.
4. Discolored Teeth are usually deeper than surface enamel. This is where it gets much worse. Stains that are Extrinsic or on the surface of the tooth will go away with brushing and bleaching.. It is the Intrinsic stain in the center of the tooth beneath the enamel that Activated Charcoal can do nothing about. The harder you brush with the Charcoal, the more damage you are doing.
The answer? Use a safe, quick, non-abrasive, Home Whitening Kit from MySmile and say goodbye to enamel loss. Using a Mysmile kit for ten minutes a day a couple of times a week will give you a brilliant smile without Sensitive Teeth, Enamel Loss, or breaking the bank with a dental office trip. If you act quickly MySmile is offering 30% off of their best home kit, and white strips for on the go whitening.