Maybe We Need To Be Careful With Charcoal Toothpaste?

In response to FOX News article, “Dentist warns against charcoal teeth whitening trend,” there are growing concerns from the American Dental Association (ADA) and dental professionals of what charcoal toothpaste can do to our teeth. It is interesting to read how a YouTuber known as Mama Natural, who posted a video her brushing her teeth with charcoal for whiter teeth, became a sensation.

It brings to question whether some DIY remedies are beneficial or not. And, even though charcoal is used for the removal of poison and drug overdose doesn’t necessarily mean there is a connection to how charcoal works and interacts with our teeth. The American Dental Association approve dental products by displaying the ADA stamp. Any product that has the ADA logo means there have been studies evaluating the effects it has on our teeth.  

The ADA and dental professionals concern stem from the unknown fact of the charcoal abrasiveness. Without sufficient evidence on effects, it can have on our teeth, is enough to cause concern over whether it is indeed beneficial or dangerous especially if it means wearing out our teeth altogether. It also raises some concern about the long-term effects videos might have like the one Mama Natural did. Even though charcoal is used to rid the body of toxins using it for our teeth might be a risky move. Of course, this is all dependent on how we feel about weighing out the risks and our options.  

Want to learn about what the ADA has to say about Natural Teeth Whitening read about here.

If you’re interested in knowing your options for whitening your teeth, you should schedule an appointment today. It’s important to know that certain types of stains respond differently to whitening material. Talk with your dentist today and see which method is best suited for you.     

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