Teeth whitening is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Activated charcoal is a popular topic these days. It’s hard to be on social media and not see someone using it for teeth whitening purposes. SHOP NOW
What is Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening?
Activated charcoal is an age-old material with various uses. However, it gained recognition at the end of the 20th century and has only grown in popularity since then for teeth whitening. Activated charcoal is a finely milled black powder made from coconut shells, bone char, olive pits, coal, sawdust, or other materials. The charcoal is processed with high heat, which “activates” it. This changes its internal structure, making it more porous than regular charcoal. Shop our whitening kit here
Medical Use of Activated Charcoal
Due to its unique properties, activated charcoal has many medicinal uses and healing properties. One of the most valuable ways this material has benefited modern medicine is by preventing overdoses. Because activated charcoal has toxin-binding properties, it’s often used as an emergency poison treatment.
Activated charcoal and other health benefits
Some medical professionals claim that activated charcoal may improve kidney function. This is due to its toxin-binding qualities, and by reducing the number of waste products that the kidneys have to filter. This is especially beneficial for those suffering from kidney disease, a disease in which the kidneys can no longer properly filter waste products. Book your 30-minute session.
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How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke