If you are one of those people that likes to try new things, especially when it comes to toothpaste, you may want to skip the charcoal variety.
According to research and 4 Seasons Dental, the claim that charcoal toothpaste whitens your teeth better has not been proven. In fact, some studies say that the abrasiveness of charcoal toothpaste could damage the enamel on your teeth.
What is Charcoal Toothpaste?
Activated charcoal toothpaste isn’t like coal that you see on the side of the railroad tracks or those briquettes that you put in your BBQ. This type of charcoal is made for medicinal use, including charcoal toothpastes, gels and powders.
Is Charcoal Toothpaste Bad for Teeth?
The ADA or American Dental Association hasn’t found any evidence that this type of toothpaste is effective. What’s worse is that the ADA doesn’t even know if it is safe.
Charcoal toothpaste could actually harm your teeth and gums. Because activated charcoal is abrasive it has a propensity to remove the enamel on your teeth, or the outer layer.
If that isn’t bad enough, some researchers have found that activated charcoal tooth cleaners can also damage dental restorations.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste should gently clean teeth, not damage them. Because charcoal is abrasive, you are scraping teeth and doing a great job at removing the enamel. If your enamel is weak your teeth will stain easily.
Teeth Whitening in Milton-Freewater
If you want whiter teeth schedule a consultation with 4 Seasons Dental. The team can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades without causing harm to the enamel on your teeth. You can also prevent staining if you limit coffee, tea and foods that stain teeth such as spaghetti and curry sauce.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you don’t want to risk damage to your teeth, call and schedule an appointment for professional teeth whitening with 4 Seasons Dental.
Your Milton-Freewater dentist has the experience and expertise to safely whiten teeth without worrying about damaging the enamel on your teeth.
Keep in mind that if you have intrinsic or interior stains, or dental restorations, professional teeth whitening will not work. However, there are cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns that will give you a beautiful white and bright smile.
Schedule an Appointment in Milton-Freewater
So what are you waiting for? Whether you want whiter teeth, a brand new smile, or just want a couple of cavities filled you can’t go wrong with 4 Seasons Dental.
Call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment today.