Charcoal toothpastes and powders are fashionable oral hygiene products. It is promoted as 'tooth whitening' product. The popularity of charcoal toothpastes is increasing in many countries across the world.
Manufacturers claim that such charcoal-based products have whitening, remineralization, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties of charcoal in such products. However, there is no substantial scientific evidence for these claims. Some of the studies have in fact showed increased enamel abrasion and tooth decay.
What else works for teeth whitening?
You have plenty of safe and effective options:
- In-office Teeth whitening
- Dentist supervised at-home teeth whitening