To say it was painful was an understatement! Needless to say, I only ever tried the activated charcoal and PVA glue face mask once. That left me with a bottle of activated charcoal capsules, which I could have used for digestion purposes but forget that they exist whenever I have digestion/bloating.
Another popular use for activated charcoal is teeth whitening. I thought I would test it out, sure that it couldn’t be worse than the face mask, and optimistic that it would work.
Apparently, the activated charcoal powder pulls any surface dirt/stains from teeth, whitening them. Therefore, if your stains are deeper (not surface stains), activated charcoal will not remove them and a more intense method of teeth whitening is required.
To whiten your teeth using activated charcoal you will need:
- Activated Charcoal (I purchased my capsules from Holland and Barrett – £5.59 for 100 capsules).
- A wet toothbrush
- A small bowl
How to whiten your teeth with activated charcoal:
- Add the powder from 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal to the small bowl
- Dab the wet toothbrush in activated charcoal powder, and dab onto your teeth. Do not brush your teeth with the activated charcoal powder, as it may damage your tooth enamel.
- Leave the activated charcoal powder on teeth for 3 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly with water (I also brushed my teeth with my regular toothpaste).
Looking at my before and after photos, I think the activated charcoal did remove some stains from my teeth.
There are clearly some deeper stains that need removing by a different method of teeth whitening.
I am impressed with the results. It took all of 5 minutes and was completely painless. Yes I did look like I had extremely poor dental hygiene while I tried out activated charcoal teeth whitening, but it was worth it.
Definitely do have a go, and don’t forget to share your results on this post 🙂