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If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you’ve probably seen a video or two of charcoal toothpaste—people brushing their teeth with a black, foamy substance and claiming that it made their teeth feel and look cleaner, fresher, and whiter. But does it work?
Charcoal toothpaste can definitely give you a whiter, brighter smile, but this powerful toothpaste alternative can do so much more than that. Tossing your old tube of toothpaste for a natural activated charcoal toothpaste can help you maintain a healthier, more hygienic (and yes, whiter) smile.
It’s negatively charged—which is a good thing.
Charcoal, a black carbon residue derived from organic materials, is a negatively-charged compound that binds to positive compounds in your mouth that can cause plaque, tartar, and bacteria build-up along your teeth and gums. This process creates naturally-balanced Ph levels in your mouth that reduces bad breath, prevents damage from acidic compounds, and minimizes risk for tooth decay, cavities, inflammation of the gums, periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease, and other dental and health concerns.
Charcoal is a powerful cleansing agent that is more effective than typical kinds of toothpaste at removing years’ worth of plaque and stains from the surface of your teeth. This is what gives you the whitening effect. This special property of charcoal is also responsible for breaking down tough-to-remove plaque and tartar, which could lead to very serious dental concerns.
When you pair the charcoal with natural teeth-strengthening ingredients like Xylitol, a birch-derived sugar that helps to restore minerals and strengthen enamels, you create a powerful natural charcoal toothpaste that will clean, protect, and strengthen your smile.
Charcoal toothpaste actually tastes better, too.
Creating a sudsy build-up of midnight-black foam in your mouth may look unconventional, but many people find that they prefer the taste of charcoal toothpaste over the artificial flavors of traditional brands. This is because most makers of natural charcoal toothpaste skip the excessive, chemical-based ingredients and fuse the charcoal paste with simple, effective, and natural ingredients such as coconut oil, peppermint oil, and Tea Tree oil.
Natural means it’s better for you and the planet.
More and more people are catching on to the harmful side-effects of chemical-based products and how they can negatively impact both our bodies and Mother Earth. Charcoal provides a natural, non-toxic alternative to traditional toothpastes so that we can all maintain healthy, brilliantly-white smiles without chemicals such as Fluoride, SLS, Peroxides, or Triclosan.
Plus, when you choose naturally-derived products, you can usually spot eco-conscious brands behind them. Buying from companies with ethically-sourced carbon, sustainable practices, biodegradable and recycled packaging, and cruelty-free testing means that you’re not only supporting a cleaner, healthier smile but a cleaner and healthier planet as well.
If you’re ready to make the switch and see what charcoal toothpaste can do for your smile, shop our naturally-derived, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly dental products from Terra & Co. today.