Amanda Delwiche D.D.S.

Blog - Cosmetic Dentistry

Investigating Dental Trends: Charcoal Whitening

There are all kinds of advertisements and tutorial videos on social media promoting the supposed benefits of whitening one’s teeth with activated charcoal.  So, does it live up to the hype?

Activated charcoal is a carbon-dense material that is highly absorbent due to treating (“activating”) it with high temperatures or chemicals.  It is most commonly used to treat certain types of poisoning or overdoses as it can absorb the material that was ingested. Side effects of ingesting it include vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal damage, black tongue and can interact with certain medications.

The idea is that the activated charcoal will do its same absorbing wonders on your teeth to make them white.  Some ...

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