If you are one of those people that likes to jump on the fad band wagon your cosmetic dentist in San Diego doesn’t recommend it. In fact, Xceptional Dental recommends checking with your dentist before trying new products, especially charcoal toothpaste.

While activated charcoal is manufactured for medicinal purposes, it does more harm than good. In fact, the American Dental Association says that it could possibly damage the enamel on your teeth.

What is Activated Charcoal Tooth Cleaner?

Activated charcoal, oxidized when it is under high heat is a hot commodity in the wellness sector, but does this fine grain power that is made from natural substances, coconut shells and wood really lighten teeth?

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Whiten Teeth?

Because this type of toothpaste or powder is highly absorbent, it is said to remove stains and even toxins in your teeth. However, Dr. Janette Larsen warns that this type of tooth cleaner is extremely abrasive and could eventually lead to enamel wear. The enamel on your teeth is what protects the inner layer, or dentin, in the tooth.

Some brands of charcoal toothpaste claim to remove interior stains caused by too much fluoride use or the antibiotic tetracycline. However, there is no proof that it really does. Professional teeth whitening in San Diego works on both intrinsic and exterior stains giving you a white an natural smile.

Charcoal Toothpaste and Safety

Back in 2017 dentists were warned about the possible dangers of charcoal toothpaste. Even to this day there isn’t enough evidence to prove that it is good for your teeth.

Keep in mind that Xceptional Dental does not recommend charcoal toothpaste for every day use. It’s much too abrasive. This will wear away the enamel exposing your dentin, the layer under the enamel. Your teeth might also become sensitive.

Most toothpastes on the market don’t have fluoride. Fluoride builds healthy teeth and fights tooth decay. Some dentists have noticed an increase in cavities in patients who use activated charcoal toothpaste.

Charcoal toothpaste can cause staining on some teeth and accumulate in the crevices and cracks. It can also stain your dental restorations.

Tooth Whitening in San Diego

If you want whiter teeth, call and schedule an appointment with Xceptional Dental. Having a professional monitor the results is much better for the health of your smile. Call, send a direct message or a text and schedule an appointment for professional teeth whitening in San Diego today.