You have heard that Activated Charcoal whitens teeth, but do you know HOW it whitens teeth. It not only whitens teeth, but it also helps with overall dental health because it keeps your mouth at a healthy pH balance (more on that below). To learn exactly what Activated Charcoal is, check out this post.
Now onto the how and why of using Activated Charcoal for whitening and cleaning teeth and overall oral health!
HOW exactly does Activated Charcoal whiten and clean your teeth you ask? Well, let’s explain…
Activated Charcoal binds to the toxins on your teeth - stains and plaque are not just troublesome, but they produce toxins which can lead to cavities and gum disease. The toxins are removed and it leaves you with cleaner and whiter teeth!
In order to succeed at this, you must wet your toothbrush with water, lightly dip it in the charcoal powder (a lot goes a long way!) and gently brush your teeth for 2 minutes.
WHY does Activated Charcoal contribute to overall oral health?
Besides removing the actual toxins (plaque and stains) from your teeth, it also helps your mouth maintain a balanced pH level. Why is that important you ask? Well, I’ll tell you why….
You have probably heard that having an acidic pH balance in your body can lead to a variety of illnesses and diseases. The pH balance in your mouth is also important because it affects both your teeth and gums. Eating an alkaline diet helps with maintaining a good pH balance for our mouth and body, but it can be hard to do this 100% of the time.
Having a healthy pH balance in your mouth helps keep the good bacteria in which protects our teeth and gums. Having an acidic pH balance contributes to the bad bacteria to grow, which the toxins feed off of and attacks your tooth enamel, causes cavities, gum disease and contributes to poor oral health overall. Learn more about pH balance HERE.
Here at Sparkoal Beauty we have created an Activated Charcoal powder and toothpaste. Both are non-toxic, safe and effective! Check them out HERE!