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Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening: Why It Works and How to Do It

Just because we’re natural mamas doesn’t mean that we don’t care about beauty. And I for one want to have a great smile with white teeth.

Using conventional whiteners or going to the dentist for pricey whitening treatments isn’t something I want to do.

These treatments usually involve hydrogen peroxide or a similar whitening agent. And, while those ingredients are not necessarily toxic, they can cause gum irritation, tooth pain, and overall sensitivity. If these treatments are used excessively, teeth can become porous and enamel can break down ( source).

Instead, I use activated charcoal to whiten my teeth.

DIY Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening

What you need to whiten teeth with

activated charcoal:

Activated charcoal teeth Whitening directions:

How Often to Use Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening

I recommend using activated charcoal to whiten teeth once daily, three days in a row.

For more deeply stained teeth, brush with activated charcoal five days in a row. (You can even add some loose charcoal powder to your oil pulling routine for a daily cleansing and whitening boost.)

Wait a few months before repeating. Doing this routine about once a season is a good frequency.

Other Uses for Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal isn’t just for teeth whitening—it’s crazy powerful stuff with many incredible uses.

          Poison control

In fact, most hospitals have activated charcoal on hand for poison control. And most mamas would be wise to have this supplement on hand in case of an accidental overdose within the home. (Of course, always seek medical care to be sure all of poison has been removed from body!) Allergies

I also know people who use activated charcoal if they ingest allergens such as gluten or eat low-quality food on the road, as it helps reduce intestinal distress.

Because of its absorbent nature, it’s important to take activated charcoal 4 hours away from food, supplements, and prescriptions. It’s also not recommended as a daily supplement.

How About You?

Have you tried activated charcoal teeth

whitening? What do you do to whiten your teeth naturally? Share with us!

Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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